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Wing and a Prayer

Providing Technology Solutions to Transform Lives

Teen Science Queen

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The Hearth of a Home

There’s a Group for That

Making the World a Better Place

Twitcher Trevor Hardaker

Kiara Nirghin

BITRI

Beauty Fires

Join the Conversation

75/ Trends & Challenges Shaping SA’s Restaurant Scene

The World in 3D

Barloworld Logistics

109/ Keeping Up with the Joneses How Social Status Drives Consumption & Inequality

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Cakeage, Corkage & Cocktails

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Browns The Diamond Store

Hot Décor Trends For a Warm Winter Make Your House a Home

112/ The Tangible Value of Being ‘Cool’

Fads Come & Go, But Cool is Forever


Contents / Regulars

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Need to Know

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The City for All Reasons – Gorgeous George

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Bits & Pieces

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Market Yourself in KZN

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Dinner & A Movie

A Manor of Indulgence

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Turn it Up!

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Books

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Namibia’s Watery Side

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Gadgets

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A Franschhoek Fairy-Tale – Grande Provence

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Indulging, Island Style – LUX* Belle Mare

Story of an African Frontier Town

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CEO Letter

128/ Meet the Crew 130/ Airline Information 132/ Flight Schedule 135/ Passenger Letters

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Cu tting Our Coat to Suit Ou r Clot h Welcome aboard your SA Express flight, and whatever your destination today, we trust your experience with us will be an enjoyable one. Many leaders are assessed by their first 100 days in office as a means to gauge their immediate impact on a business and predict their future performance. Needless to say, my first 100 days have been very eventful. When I took over as SA Express’ interim CEO in April 2017, I understood that I was taking over a company with a multitude of operational and financial challenges, but I also knew that I was inheriting an extraordinary, proudly South African brand built by the passion, hard work and the enduring commitment of a phenomenal team. By working together, we have been able to evaluate our strengths – our rich heritage and history, spanning 23 years, and our diverse and skilled team – and own up to our weaknesses, including occasional schedule disruptions and a weak financial position. Part of this evaluation process also meant developing and implementing our reform strategy, which is focused on four strategic pillars, namely: People, Governance, Building a Sustainable Organisation and Brand Repositioning. We intend to do this by meeting commitments and exceeding customer expectations, as well as rationalising the schedule by suspending routes that are making a loss and optimising those that are profitable. We realise that customer loyalty is often determined by the experience offered by an airline. So, in order to better serve you, we are looking to our customers to tell us what you love about our airline and where we can improve. To this end we have implemented a number of initiatives over the past few months, such as opening up various communication channels, thereby encouraging constant, open and transparent communication.

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Making my email address known and asking passengers for thoughts and suggestions, as well as using social media more effectively, is definitely a turning point. The feedback I receive on a daily basis is overwhelming – it’s been good, it’s been bad, and sometimes it’s been really ugly, but it has been useful. I am grateful to all of you who have extended me the courtesy of face-to-face meetings and to those who have given me their time over the phone. In my opinion, SA Express will continue to play a significant role in the country’s hospitality, travel and tourism industry for generations to come – provided that we continue to listen to your concerns and make changes where practical. Not only have we been listening to you, but we’ve implemented many of your ideas. This has resulted in a decline in the number of customer complaints – our aim over the next few months is to get this figure down to zero. On 18th July we also celebrate Mandela Day, which is a day that commemorates the lifetime of service former president Nelson Mandela gave to the world and to this country. On this day we are challenged to “make the world a better place” by contributing our time to causes that benefit those less fortunate. You may not believe that your individual contribution is of great significance, but imagine what changing one person’s life would feel like to the recipient of your generosity. In conclusion, I again want to thank you for your continued support.

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Need to Know

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14th to 16th July Royal Escape Experience, Palace of the Lost City, Sun City

24th July to 6th August 2017 Who’s Your Daddy? Kalk Bay Theatre, Western Cape

The eagerly anticipated Royal Escape Experience speaks to a discerning global audience of pleasure seekers looking for the extraordinary and ultimate in luxury destination getaways. The fully catered affair includes golf (on both championship courses at Sun City), safaris, soirées, pool parties, pamper sessions and more, culminating in an extravagant gala dinner hosted under a canopy of African stars. Each of the “experiences” is underpinned by a sumptuous array of gourmet fare and complimentary beverages that will please even the most jaded of palates. But even more illuminating are the musical artists and performers who will provide the weekends’ entertainment. Royal Escape guests are encouraged to kick off their shoes, play, have fun and just enjoy the surroundings and all that comes with indulging in the experience.

Calling all parents, parents-to-be, people who know parents, people who want to be parents or just fans of comedy, as Chris Forrest will be bringing his side-splitting one-man show Who’s Your Daddy? to Cape Town for the first time in July and August. He may be one of South Africa’s most sought-after comedians, but Chris Forrest’s greatest achievement is his family, and his journey to fatherhood is brought to life in this hilariously honest show. From pregnancy to birth, sleepless nights, dirty nappies and everything in between, Chris shares valuable tips about what really happens and how to deal with it. Chris’ unique dry sense of humour, his quick wit and intelligent comedy have made him one of the country’s most popular comedians.

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No Need to Share Santa This Year 14th to 16th July Christmas in July, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Enjoy a festive weekend of Christmas merriment and good cheer, crammed with biscuit and chocolate-making for the kiddies, a visit from Father Christmas with gifts and delicious tea and cake for all, and the kiddie’s dinner on the Saturday evening, followed by a guided night walk, star stories, smores and a movie. Adults can look forward to chocolate-making workshops with renowned chocolatier, Richard von Geusau, and entertainment on the Saturday evening with a musical show by Emile Minnie and Hanmari Pretorius, followed by a traditional Christmas dinner in the cosy Shed. De Hoop Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, is situated just three hours’ drive from Cape Town on the world-renowned Garden and Whale routes in the Overberg region. It is the perfect family getaway and offers self-catering cottages and private lodge accommodation, with the opportunity to go whale-watching, hiking, birding and mountain biking.

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A Celebration of Cape PortStyle Wines 29th July Flavours of Winter Festival, Muratie Estate, Stellenbosch

Make the most of the Cape winter and head out to the historic Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch for a mellow fireside celebration of Cape Port-Style Wines at the Flavours of Winter Festival, hosted by the Melck family, South Africa’s top Cape Port-style wine producers. Port lovers are invited to cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries, appreciating the rich and luscious flavours of the port-style wines on offer and noshing on delicious winter warmer treats prepared by the Muratie Farm Kitchen. All the wines on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices. In addition, Von Geusau will be tempting taste buds with their decadently delicious hand-crafted chocolates. Space is limited, so visitors are advised to book in advance by emailing taste@muratie.co.za.

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Gala for Good 15th July 5 for Change Charitable Gala, Cape Town City Hall

5 For Change’s black tie gala promises to be an evening of fun with the purpose of giving back. This year, 5 For Change has selected five beneficiaries within South Africa’s most innovative social enterprises, and guests will be able to meet and contribute to the various causes on the night of the event. Ikhaya Le Langa, Numeric, Sunshine Cinema, Dine with Khayelitsha, and Community Keepers represent the forefront of social impact and community development in South Africa. This year’s event aims to increase its impact by hosting its largest event yet and raising record funds. Guests can look forward to taking part in a luxury-item auction, winning a best dressed award and participating in other opportunities to win great prizes. Champagne will be flowing throughout the evening accompanied by the catchy sounds of local band The Kiffness.

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In the Pink 16th July & 9th August The Totalsports Women’s Race, Durban, Johannesburg & Cape Town

The Totalsports Women’s Race encourages women of all ages to “Run For Life” on 16th July in Durban and on 9th August 2017 (National Women’s Day) in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively, in support of PinkDrive. A Non-Profit Company, PinkDrive is committed to improving breast cancer awareness through education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Races to offer free clinical breast examinations and to educate participants on the importance of self-examinations. In other exciting news, Nike has joined the Totalsports Women’s Race as an official technical race partner in 2017. Each entrant will receive a magnificent fitted Nike T-shirt, an exclusive finisher’s bracelet, onroute entertainment and an exhilarating live performance by a well-known South African artist.

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The Purrrfect Pantomime Adventure 1st to 23rd July Puss in Boots, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

Puss in Boots is a swashbuckling spectacular for the whole family. Set on a mystical, magical Caribbean island, it is a laugh-a-minute show and features great audience participation, breathtaking sets, gorgeous costumes and toetapping tunes sure to enthral both young and old. Starring everybody’s favourite famous feline in footwear, along with a host of fabulous new characters, Puss in Boots offers the best in family entertainment this winter holiday. Ticket prices range between R150 and R260, and are available through goldreefcity.co.za, Gold Reef City Box Office and Computicket.

Art for Everyone 14th to 16th July Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg

The Turbine Art Fair (TAF), brought to you by the forum company, has firmly established itself as a must-attend event on the annual South African art calendar. It offers visitors an opportunity to view and buy quality artwork from emerging and established talent in a fun and undaunting way, with great live music and artisan food – all curated within the heritage building that is the Turbine Hall in the heart of Newtown. All applications have been carefully considered to ensure compliance with the core values of the fair and its organisers. Exhibitors – whether galleries, collectives or dealers – are invited to exhibit contemporary artwork priced below R50,000. TAF17 will see numerous exciting projects and exhibitions take place within the fair, as well as a free talks programme sponsored by Artinsure, guided walkabouts for both adults and children, and a dedicated children’s area hosted by Staedtler.

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Fly Away to Neverland 1st to 23rd July Peter Pan, The Canal Walk Theatre, Cape Town

This July, meet Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and her brothers, as well as Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys in a magical musical telling of the classic JM Barrie story Peter Pan. Fun for the whole family, don’t miss out on your opportunity to suspend reality and escape to Neverland. Peter Pan has always been affiliated with the spirit of giving since its author bequeathed the rights to Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, to help raise funds for the hospital. Keeping with tradition, Canal Walk Shopping Centre will donate proceeds from this production of Peter Pan to LEAP Science and Maths Schools.

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Bits & Pieces

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From Bearded Dragon to Bearded Beauty The new Remington Beard Kit contains a range of specialist tools that will be sure to keep your beard in check throughout winter. The kit comes complete with a state-of-the-art cordless trimmer, stubble comb, boar bristle brush and beard scissors, so there is no chance of your beard getting unruly. With its selfsharpening, ceramic-coated blades and 16-hour charge time, the kit is ideal for grooming everything from stubble to serious beards. And if you just need a tidy-up, the kit also has a pop-up trimmer for more detailed styling. The Remington Beard Kit is available at selected Clicks stores for R799.

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A Taste of Creation

Resting on the Hemel-en-Aarde (translated as Heaven and Earth) Ridge just outside the coastal town of Hermanus in South Africa’s Walker Bay Wine Region, Creation Wines is the ultimate in heavenly escapes. The tasting room provides breathtaking views over the vineyards and the mountains enveloping them. Whether you sit down here and take in the view with one of their many innovative

food-and-wine pairing options (including The Story of Creation – an unique seven course wine and food pairing experience – or chocolate pairing options), simply pop in for a wine tasting, or spend the day on a scenic mountain-bike ride, a visit to Creation Wines is a exceptional experience. Visit www.creationwines.com to book or to order wine.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe

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have converged over centuries to share their knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. But there is a mystery at the centre of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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Turn it Up! Die Heuwels Fantasties are back with a brand new album, Okay!

The new album will include original songs written by the group (Pierre Greeff, Hunter Kennedy, Fred den Hartog and Sheldon Yoko), as well as some collaborations with other singers like Valiant Swart, JR and Hanu de Jongh. Fans can also expect to hear contributions by renowned musicians like Janine Neethling (piano), Adriaan Brand (trumpet), Hiram Koopman (saxophone) and Jannie from the Gereformeerde Blues Band (tuba and trombone). The group found inspiration for the album in Vleesbaai on the Garden Route and it was, once again, recorded in leafy Stellenbosch at Jurgen von Wechmar’s Sunset Studios. “At this stage it seems like the songs on the new album can almost stand separately on their own islands, but they also make sense together as a whole. We want the album to reflect where we are now. It seems like music albums are similar to photo albums, because you always listen back to how you felt when

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you wrote the music. We want our music to have a positive effect on listeners,” Pierre says. “LED Liefde”, the first single from their upcoming album, was released at the end of 2016 and followed in the footsteps of their previous successes – all four received gold status within a short period of time. The song’s universal theme in this digital era, exceptional sound and meaningful lyrics quickly resonated with fans. It not only topped the charts on various radio stations but the lyric video was also a first for the group. “Koeëlbaai” (with JR) and “Gebruik My” are some of their favourite tracks on the new album, and they believe that fans will also be able to relate. It is obvious that their new album is more than just OKAY! Follow DHF: www.facebook.com/dieheuwels @DieHeuwels @DieHeuwels www.dieheuwels.co.za


Wing and a Prayer For most people, seeing an LBJ (little brown job) doesn’t excite much passion. But when that LBJ happens to be uncommon, found well outside of its usual range, or perhaps has some odd colour morph going on, it can provoke more ardour than can be found in a teenager’s deleted browsing history. Text: Will Edgcumbe Images © Trevor Hardaker

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Why birds provoke this kind of passion so widely is really an answer only the individual twitcher can give. I am myself one of those painful people who stops every few seconds in a game reserve to point out an interesting bird, much to the annoyance of those with me who really only want to see wild dogs. It’s just something you’re into or you’re not, and generally if you’re a twitcher, it’s an all-consuming passion. No one demonstrates this more than Trevor Hardaker, an architect based in Cape Town who has turned his twitching hobby into something between an art and his life’s mission. Not only is he a partner in a busy architectural practice, but he runs the Southern African Rare Bird News Report (SARBN), an email alert system notifying people of the latest rarities around the country. (His alerts are kind of a big deal – when a rarity is spotted, people may travel for many hours to see it.) He also runs pelagic birding trips out of Simon’s Town, contributes data from his field work to the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town, and keeps his eyes peeled for mammals, reptiles and frogs. In other words, the next time you think you lead a busy life, consider Trevor. It’s all got to start somewhere, and for Trevor it’s been a lifelong affair. “I’ve been interested in general wildlife since a very young age. I’m not sure what the initial spark was that got me interested, but my earliest memories are of watching some of the Gerald Durrell documentaries on TV as a very young child and being inspired by those,” Trevor says. “I used to then go out and find all sorts of interesting creatures to bring back home – which my parents weren’t always that happy about.

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This general interest just morphed more specifically into birds in the early years and it was all just downhill from there.” Downhill is one way to put it, but Trevor is really at the peak of Southern African birding. His lifelist is sitting at 922 species – only the great Ian Sinclair (the most published author on the birds of Africa) has seen more species than that in Southern Africa. And yet, there are a few more to be seen. “Given the rate of new birds being found in Southern Africa, I guess, with a lot of luck, one might be able to get up to 950 species (we currently have 973 species ever recorded in Southern Africa). But that would require a lot of hard work, lots of travelling and an immense amount of luck that all the rarities stay put for long enough so that you can get there to see them,” says Trevor. “My biggest ‘bogey birds’ at the moment in Southern Africa are the Egyptian vulture and the White-throated bee-eater. They are both very rare in the sub-region and I have attempted to twitch both species several times already and dipped them every time. I have seen them both many times outside of Southern Africa, which makes it even worse that I am trying to chase a bird that is not really even a full lifer for me, just a Southern African lifer.” Trevor’s commitment to spotting a lifer is staggering. “I have done lots of longdistance extended trips, but I suppose the furthest that I travelled on a specific twitch was to see the Yellow-throated leaflove that turned up at a lodge in Katima Mulilo in Namibia. It involved flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg and then on to Kasane in Botswana. From there, we got a transfer

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across the border into Namibia and on to Katima Mulilo. With rarities, one has to act fast in case the bird moves off. So we left home at 4 am to head to the airport and, by 3 pm that afternoon, we had seen and photographed the bird.” Trevor’s not unique in this, and SARBN has helped loads of South African birders tick some incredible birds off their lists. “SARBN started because there was a need to share news of the rarities that were turning up and there was no other forum for it at the time. It is still growing constantly and there are currently just over 3,700 subscribers to it. The number of messages vary but in the height of summer when there are lots of migrants coming in, it can often get very

busy indeed. And, when a really rare bird is around, I can get a couple of hundred messages about it over the course of the first few days that it is spotted.” As you can imagine, Trevor’s inbox is an insane beast to manage. “I get a couple of hundred emails every day, ranging from reporting rarities through to asking for ID assistance on birds or recommendations on where to look for certain species. It’s very difficult to keep up with it all and, often, I just physically can’t as there is not enough time in the day. Typically, I will spend some time in the early mornings answering queries, then spend the day in the office doing some architectural work, and then end up spending about another four to five


hours in the evenings behind the computer answering more emails. When people first report their rarities to me, if they have included a photo (even just a back of the camera shot taken with their cellphone if they haven’t downloaded yet), then it’s very easy to quickly decide if the record is genuine or not. If there is no supporting evidence, then I try and ask them some relevant questions to determine whether I think the record is worth circulating to the rest of the birding fraternity or not.” Identifying birds is quite a skill when one considers sexual dimorphism, breeding plumage, juvenile plumage and the like. Trevor gives us his best advice for IDing birds: “Get to know your local birds extremely well. Understand their habits, get a good feeling for their shape, structure and particular plumage details so that when something odd turns up, you will know immediately that it is something different and worthy of closer scrutiny, even if you do not know what it is immediately.” See Trevor’s photos and trip reports at: www.hardaker.co.za and get the latest rarity news by joining the SARBN at: http://groups. google.co.za/group/sa-rarebirdnews. Trevor also runs full-day pelagic trips from Simon’s Town out into the trawling waters to search for interesting species. A full schedule of trips and contact details can be found at: www.zestforbirds.co.za.

Opening Page: Trevor’s photographic expeditions have taken him quite literally to the ends of the earth – from the Antarctic and Colombia to Vietnam. Opening Page Insert: The rufous-tailed scrub robin is a rare migrant to South Africa and caused a huge stir amongst local twitchers. Page Three Top: Trevor with King Penguins at Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Page Three Bottom: The spotted crake. This Page Left: Red-necked buzzard, photographed at Stilbaai. This Page Bottom: Trevor’s lifelist is sitting at a phenomenal 922 species.

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The City for all reasons Gorgeous George It really is no wonder why George has been named ‘The City for All Reasons’. Ideally situated at the centre of the iconic Garden Route, right in the heart of the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom, George is the hub of the Southern Cape Region.

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The staggering Outeniqua Mountain range frames much of the picturesque Garden Route, and is a palpable part of the region’s history. The city of George is situated at the foot of these incredible mountains and boasts magnificent views buffered by ocean vistas and long stretches of golden beaches. Around 430 km from Cape Town, George is situated approximately halfway between the Mother City and Port Elizabeth. It has the likes of Mossel Bay and the beautiful town of Wilderness on its doorstep, making it an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route and Little Karoo. This commercial hub is highly accessible – with a well-established road network as well as a bustling airport which links the Southern Cape to the major centres of South Africa. George has an extremely sophisticated infrastructure that includes banks, conference facilities, businesses, major shopping chains, transport and sporting facilities. There is also an array of top-class restaurants, bars, cafés and accommodation options and, in terms of activities, you will be hard-pressed to find yourself bored in George. Here are some to consider the next time you pay a visit:

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Learn For those who enjoy learning about times gone by, George has an extremely rich history. The George Museum, located in the old Drostdy, tells the fascinating story of the town’s origins and evolution. On 23rd April 1811, the Earl of Caledon, British Governor of the Cape, proclaimed the new magisterial district of George – named after the reigning monarch of England, King George III. The museum is packed with interesting artefacts and anecdotes from this time, and is worth a visit to learn about the flourishing timber industry that once drew multitudes to the region. Another worthy stop for history lovers is the The Outeniqua Railway Museum where one can view their impressive collection of 13 beautifully kept steam locomotives, as well as other memorabilia and machines. A fun activity for all is the extraordinary railway tour in one of the power vans (motorised rail trollies) up the famous Montagu Pass, offering spectacular views and a chance

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to learn even more about these historical routes from the 19th century. For historical architecture, head down to the Dutch Reformed Church – a central landmark in George. Consecrated in 1842, the church took 12 years to build and boasts a 23 m domed tower and 1 m thick walls. Play We all know the saying: “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” Fortunately there are tons of options for playtime in George. Although not located right on the seaside, George is a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches in the world. There is a host of bays, beaches and lagoons to explore, as well as vibey surfer beaches like Victoria Bay, only 9 km from the city centre. These beaches – with their ocean-carved rocks, white sand and plenty of opportunities to bathe, tan, fish and even spot dolphins and whales – are one in a million. Some notable beaches to consider while in George include: Glentana, Oubaai, Breakwater Bay, Kaaimans River, Kleinkrantz and Wilderness.

For those seeking a little more adventure, head down to Paradise Adventures and meet up with any one of the professional guiding specialists there who will personalise an adventure just for you. They offer incredible mountaineering, canyoning (or kloofing), mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling and more, and are renowned for taking guests off the beaten track to some idyllic secret spots in George and the surrounding outdoors. Eat & Drink History, culture and adventure are sure to work up an appetite. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to satiate your hunger in the area. Whether you’re in the market for worldclass fine dining, or rustic farmstyle cooking, there is something for everyone. A great family-friendly option is a visit to Redberry Farm, located on the Geelhoutboom Road just outside the city. Known as Strawberry Country, guests can get lost in the rows and rows of ripe berries, picking and eating as you go. Once you’re done with your picking, head to either the Tea Garden, Farm Stall or Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar for a tasty bite.


For something a little fancier (and possibly even a round of golf while you’re at it), make your way to Fancourt, a worldclass hotel and golfing venue with plenty of dining and drinking options. Experience authentic Italian at its best at La Cantina. It has an extensive menu that treats guests to the finest in Italian cuisine, served with an award-winning wine list. For a bistrostyle affair, guests can dine at Monet’s restaurant overlooking the rolling green hills of the golf course with the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop. For more discerning foodies, Henry Whites, situated in the Manor House, is truly topclass. Known to be the gastronomic flagship of Fancourt, Henry Whites offers classic dining with an extensive tasting menu of signature dishes. There are also a number of delis, cafés, quirky restaurants, farm stalls, cheese farms and wine estates in the area – so there is certainly no way you’re going to go hungry in this town! George has clearly earned its reputation of being The City for All Reasons for, well… all reasons. It is a diverse, evergrowing nucleus that is a haven for history buffs, nature lovers, adventurers, sportsmen and -women, foodies, beach bums and also those seeking the utmost in luxury. Make George a priority stop the next time you’re exploring the Garden Route and see for yourself why this vibrant town has been growing from strength to strength since the 1800s. For more information, visit www.georgetourism.org.za.

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to Transform lives The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology. It was established in 2012 to conduct needs-based research and development in focus areas. Text & Images © BITRI

The mandate of BITRI is to identify, develop and/or adapt appropriate technology that provides sustainable and innovative solutions through cocreation and collaboration in line with national priorities and the needs of the Batswana people. These technologies maximize the use of local materials to ensure efficiency and affordability. BITRI is situated at Maranyane House in Gaborone, Botswana. It also has other campuses in Gaborone, Kanye and Palapye. BITRI recently established a world-class Centre for Material Science with state-ofthe-art laboratory facilities for materials fabrication and characterisation. This serves the research needs, as well as the

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commercial materials analysis needs of Botswana and the region across a variety of sectors. BITRI has two research departments: Technologies, and Natural Resources and Materials. Their priority thematic research areas are: Technologies • Electronics and Communications • Energy • Information Systems and Technology (IST) Natural Resources and Materials • Building Materials • Climate Change • Nanomaterials

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The BITRI Centre for Material Science The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a parastatal under Botswana’s Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, established with a Mandate to identify, develop and/or adapt appropriate technology solutions that provide sustainable innovative solutions through co-creation and collaboration in line with national priorities and needs of Botswana. The technologies will as much as possible maximize the use of local materials to ensure efficiency and affordability. BITRI has established a world-class Centre for Material Science (CMS) with state of the art laboratory facilities, such as XPS, XRD, XRF, SEM, high resolution GC/MS, LC/MS and ICP/MS. The CMS has synthesis capabilities for metal nano particles, electrospun nano fibres and materials characterisation that will serve the research needs as well as the commercial materials analysis needs of Botswana and Africa across a variety of sectors. BITRI invites all interested parties to use the facilities for a fee. For more information, contact Thatayaone Tladi Contacts cms@bitri.co.bw Telephone: (+267) 360 7619 Mobile: (+267) 77 537 379 Head Office: Maranyane House: Plot 50654, Machel Drive Gaborone, Botswana: Telephone: (+267) 360 7500 Fax: (+267) 360 7624 Email: communications@bitri.co.bw Website: www.bitri.co.bw


Teen Science Queen Kiara Nirghin

At just 17, Kiara Nirghin is South Africa’s reigning science queen, as anointed by the Google Science Fair.

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Most teenagers, if faced with a heap of avocado and orange peels, would see the leftovers from lunch. Kiara Nirghin, on the other hand, sees a way to save the world. Kiara used these seemingly humble pieces of rubbish to solve one of the most significant challenges facing South Africa at present: drought. Her clever approach to creating a super-absorbent polymer that could help soil hold on to rainwater, thus becoming a mini reservoir, helped her earn global recognition from the tech behemoth Google as one of the world’s finest young scientific minds. Kiara’s journey to the august ranks of the likes of Newton and Pasteur started in her early childhood. While Kiara’s mother, Rekha, says that she was always the kind of girl who looked for answers and wouldn’t stop until she was satisfied, Kiara says she’s simply curious about the world around her. “I had questions, and science gave me solutions,” she says. Egged on her by older brother, Kiara spent hours pulling apart toys, trying to find out what made them work. While

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other girls dressed their Barbies, she tinkered on her circuit board, blew up homemade volcanoes, and created her own solar system, always looking for the why and the how. The stage thus set, when Kiara stumbled upon an advertisement for the Google Science Fair – a contest open to students around the world aged between 13 and 18 – she didn’t hesitate. Although the fair’s website offers ideas and tips for wouldbe entrants, she already had a keen idea of where she’d be focusing her efforts. “I’ve always wanted to make an impact on South Africa,” she says. “At the time, the drought was receiving a lot of press. The trigger that made me realise this was the area I wanted to address was when I learnt that South Africa – a farming nation – was on the brink of having to import crops.” Kiara’s starting point was water supply, her guiding principle being that without water, crops die and the food supply is affected. Although it was difficult to find existing research about solutions for this area, her investigations led her to the concept of super absorbent

polymers (SAPs to those in the know) – substances which allow soil to hold on to water. Although not a new concept, the current options available had three major drawbacks: They weren’t biodegradable, they were expensive, and farmers weren’t able to produce it themselves. This made them all but useless to the rural farmers of South Africa who were hardest hit by the drought. Using her understanding of the polymerisation process, Kiara experimented with various substances which could potentially answer these challenges. Her trials led her to avo skins and orange peels. These are the perfect polymers because, as she points out, they’re usually thrown out as waste. They’re inexpensive, break down easily, and can be used by anyone, anywhere. They’re also mighty effective, as her tests showed: Kiara’s SAP absorbed more water than commercially available products. Moreover, soil treated with her SAP retained more water, and grew plants that were taller and bore more flowers than the soil in her control sample.

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This was more than enough to impress the decision-makers at the Google Science Fair. Kiara’s subsequent recognition means that she’s been named one of The Times’ Top 30 Most Influential Teens; she’s appeared as a speaker for TED Talks; she’s been invited to talk at the Forbes Africa Women’s Summit; and she’s been featured in The Guardian. She’s also been invited to partner with two of the world’s leading sneaker brands as part of a project involving young social activists. It’s an incredible platform for a young person, and one Kiara intends to use fully. “I don’t think you’re ever too young to become a leader in your field,” she states. “One of the strengths of the youth is that we have a different view of how things should be done.” Her project is a case in point: Once she’d come up with her idea, she realised it was so simple that it was a wonder it hadn’t been thought of before. It was simply a matter of approaching a challenge from a fresh perspective. This is something she hopes to make her peers aware of. “South Africa needs more people to step up and be leaders in their own lives,” she points out. She’s especially keen for other girls to take heed of her message. “It’s a well-known fact that girls who may consider a career in science may be put off because they feel they’ll face more challenges than males. But I want to show them that science is for everyone.” She observes that as many as three quarters of the contestants in the Google Science Fair were female. “I think it’s a matter of socialisation. Fortunately, though, attitudes are changing – in my advanced maths class, there’s only one boy.” What’s next for Kiara? Now in matric, she’s planning to take advantage of the scholarship included in her Google Science Fair winnings, which means that she may be packing her bags for Stanford MIT next year. She’s also aiming to take her project to the next level, and is exploring partnerships with companies that can facilitate research and development. “My research for the project exposed me to so many scientists I truly respect,” she says. And it has undoubtedly opened her eyes to more challenges that will need her particular brand of socially aware savvy to solve.

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fireplace. Beauty Fires’ range of woodburning fireplaces are available in both classic and modern designs, as well as in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any interior. Beauty Fires offers exclusive wood-burning fireplace brands such as AK47, Focus, and Antrax that can be used for built-in, freestanding, suspended, or closed combustion fireplaces, or perhaps even an outdoor fire pit. Gas Fireplaces Beauty Fires offers both flueless, ventfree and flued gas fireplaces. The range includes the world’s most efficient gas fireplaces that are multi-room vented and can be controlled with your smartphone or tablet. Gas fireplaces have to be installed by a registered gas installer, and a flueless, vent-free gas fireplace is not allowed in a bedroom unless there is permanent natural extraction. Choose from suspended gas fireplaces, drop-in gas burners, built-in

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It’s Saturday morning, the sun is shining and your tummy is rumbling. You have two choices: Stay in your PJs and nibble on toast, or grab the gang and head to a local market to fill up on artisanal goodies, up your vitamin D, and perhaps even get a cute pair of shoes or a great piece of art in the process. KwaZulu-Natal has a great collection of Saturday morning markets to check out – these are three of my favourites.

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The I Heart Market, Durban

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The I Heart Market, Durban What started out nine years ago as a small collective of 12 stalls dotted on the pavement of Windermere Road, has now grown into a popular and bustling market of between 120 and 160 stalls. Held on the first Saturday of every month on the lawns of the city’s striking Moses Mabida Stadium, the I Heart Market has become as iconic a part of Durban as the stadium that watches over it. Anna Savage, one of the organisers, explains the original concept behind the market: “At that time, in Durban, there were no shops or markets that promoted solely locally-produced design. We knew that Durban had a great collection of artists and designers who needed a platform in which to showcase their work, and so we did just that.” And that’s exactly what you’ll find at I Heart: “We look for people making extraordinary things, be it art, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, food, kiddies wear, home decor, soft toys, or vintage collectables. We are very clear that all goods must be locally designed and produced, and we do not accept any

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The Shongweni Farmer’s & Craft Market, Shongweni

imported or mass-manufactured products,” Anna explains. From funky lighting made from old plumbing fixtures, to jazzy bow ties and quirky ceramic jewellery, you are guaranteed to find at least one keepsake to take home with you. The market also hosts two Sale Markets a year (in February and September) where you can stock up on birthday and Christmas pressies

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for friends and family at great prices. As well as giving visitors the opportunity to support local artisans, the market also offers a great morning out where you can grab something delicious to nibble on, sprawl on the lawns with friends, people watch and generally soak up the everpresent Durban sunshine. The I Heart Market is held on the first Saturday of every month. Please visit

The Shongweni Farmer’s & Craft Market, Shongweni Rolling green hills, polo fields, horses, dogs and country hospitality – this is Shongweni down to a tee. The weekly farmer’s and craft market embodies all of this and more, and is possibly the province’s biggest and busiest market. It too had humble beginnings, with just 12 stalls at the Shongweni Polo Club in 1998. But these days it has a more permanent and impressive home atop a hill on a nearby farm, offering breathtaking views of the valley and lots of space for the kids – and dogs (who are more than welcome) – to play in. According to the organisers: “It is both our goal and passion to help people realise the importance of buying local. Whether it’s everyday items like bread, milk, cheese, vegetables, and meat, or the more luxurious ones like homemade cakes and pies, we owe it to ourselves to know where our food is made, grown, reared or produced.” Little wonder then, that the market is heaven for any discerning gourmand. Delicious farm fresh ingredients abound, from local veggies and organic cheese to English sausages – plus, for those who can’t wait to get home to feast, there is a smorgasbord of tasty treats to sample. Travel the world with your taste buds, from Indian samosas and Greek baklava to Chinese dumplings and French macaroons. All of the breakfast staples are also there (cappuccinos, bagels, eggs and bacon, and muesli and yogurt), plus even the Banters and vegans are taken care of. Once you’ve satiated your hunger, it’s time to shop. There are a host of clothing stalls to peruse, as well as those offering local crafts, bric-a-brac, art, furniture, toys and even doggie apparel. My personal favourite is Blu Betty, a local company that specialises in beautiful handmade leather shoes, made locally and so pretty, I have to admit that I seldom leave the market without another pair. New shoes or not though, local musicians will have your toes tapping, while the vibe will have you coming back time and again. Bring the whole family, as there are few better ways to kick off your weekend. The Shongweni Market runs weekly from 06h30 to 11h30. Please visit www.shongwenimarket.co.za for more info.


Fine Food, Fine Wine

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The Karkloof Farmer’s Market, KZN Midlands

The Karkloof Farmer’s Market, KZN Midlands The Karkloof Farmer’s Market certainly lives up to its name and offers the quintessential experience of a food market from times gone by. Housed in a large corrugated shed in Karkloof (close to the town of Howick), the market runs rain and shine – which is handy when the typical Midlands mist rolls in. This is not the place to find experimental cocktails or designer clothes, but you will need to bring a big basket to carry all your yummy farm fresh purchases home. Think straight-out-of-the-ground veggies and freshly plucked local fruit (at fantastic prices), homemade bread and rusks, flowers, nuts, all manner of pickles and sauces and spreads, and even fresh honey still in the comb. No trip to the Midlands would be complete without a few bars of Wedgewood Nougat or French-style Camembert from Le Petite France – yum! Dotted around the shed are hay bales as well as long tables and chairs. One often needs an eagle eye to find an open seat as the market is a popular destination for Saturday morning breakfast, with many of the locals popping by every week to sample the bacon and egg rolls, salmon bagels,

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fresh coffee and pancakes on offer. It is also an ideal place to stock up on padkos and picnic goodies before heading out to explore all the lovely artist studios and shops that make up the popular Midlands Meander… Or to grab a shot of caffeine courage before hopping up the road to

the Karkloof Canopy Tour, which boasts the longest zipline in South Africa – they don’t call it the N3 for nothing! The Karkloof Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday from 07h00 to 11h00. Please visit www.karklooffarmersmarket.co.za for more information.


There’s a Group for that In a world of Snapchat and the 140-character tweet, it’s easy to imagine that the refined art of conversation might be heading underground. Happily, however, it seems that the sudden proliferation of conversation groups means that there’s a meet-up for every interest. So, whether you’re a science geek, an aspiring entrepreneur or a coffee connoisseur, you’ll probably find some like-minded people with whom you can debate your favourite topic

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Creative Mornings Ever wondered what makes love so, well, lovely? Or why we can’t resist the urge to play even long after we’ve lost the habit of placing candles on our birthday cakes? Creative Mornings is a global movement that hosts monthly get-togethers where highprofile creatives lead thought-provoking and often inspiring discussions about the issues that shape our days. Creativemornings.com Science and Cocktails Who says that art and science don’t mix? When Johannesburg’s leading scientists meet at the city’s most famous jazz club, The Orbit, to talk about lightning, dinosaurs and DNA, they make sure that complex subjects are less about laboratories and white coats and more about gin and jokes, making science something anyone can relate to. Scienceandcocktail.org/jozi Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town Ever heard Sheryl Sandberg’s story about the time she was at a meeting, and none of the (all male) attendees could tell her where the female restrooms were – because they had so few female colleagues? Incidents like this highlight the importance of this monthly

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Durban Critical Thinkers Are you worried about where South Africa is headed? Interested in becoming a vegan? Fascinated by how DNA shapes absolutely everything in your body? So are the Durban Critical Thinkers, a varied group who meet to talk about the issues that are making headlines right now – and some that aren’t (but probably should be). meetup.com/Durban-freethinkers Online Tuesday South Africa Even if you’re no technophile, the sheer limitlessness of the online world makes it pretty fascinating. Online Tuesday South Africa makes trends more accessible by hosting speakers who are making it in the digital world to talk about how their work impacts on our lives – and to teach us a few things about their universe at the same time. facebook.com/Online-Tuesday-South-Africa Johannesburg Heritage Foundation If you’ve admired the majesty of a Herbert Baker or wondered what it was

like to live as a Randlord, this is the group for you. The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation hosts regular themed walks, which may take you everywhere from the Victorian splendour of The View (once one of the grandest homes on the Ridge) to the Market Theatre. Lebo’s Backpackers Fireside Storytelling Evenings On the first Thursday of every month, Lebo’s Backpackers in Soweto stokes up the flames and invites a speaker to share their experiences of – well, just about anything. It’s a storytelling evening in the true old-fashioned tradition, where talking leads to a deeper appreciation of each other’s histories and cultures. Sowetobackpackers.com Startup Grind Anyone who’s ever tried to keep a start-up afloat knows that being an entrepreneur is far from easy. That’s why the talks hosted by this global


community are so valuable. Focusing on the experiences of people like founder of Nando’s Robbie Brozin, they’re a hit of inspiration and practical advice. Startupgrind.com African Women’s Movement Time for some straight talk: much as we may have come a long way, women in corporate circles still have a hard time competing with their male colleagues. The African Women’s Movement is all about providing the information, networks and motivation to keep female professionals fired up through regular book club sessions and industry-focused talks. Awmovement.org WeLead Circles Another women’s empowerment group (sorry, guys), this one focuses on developing female leadership by hosting monthly peer to peer networking sessions. Think of it as coaching and mentoring with scones, cream and jam. Welead.co.za Roving Bantu Treks What happened to the “black spots” of Apartheid Days that were made to disappear with Forced Removals? They might be gone, but they’re certainly not forgotten. The Roving Bantu Kitchen pays homage to these ghost cities with a monthly walk that ends in a cook-up at the kitchen itself. facebook.com/rovingbantu


A Manor

of Indulgence Have you ever wished you could escape from the stress of everyday life to a secluded location where you could be waited on hand and foot? The Manor House at Samara Private Game Reserve is an exclusive-use villa ideal for anyone who is in need of a bit of privacy, indulgence, and complete relaxation.

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Samara Private Game Reserve is located on over 28,000 hectares of wilderness in the Great Karoo, and offers awe-inspiring views over the plains of the Camdeboo. Situated approximately 270 km from Port Elizabeth, and 53 km from the nearest town of Graaff-Reinet, the reserve is easily accessible thanks to the excellent quality of the roads leading to it. There are two types of accommodation options at Samara: The Karoo Lodge, an immaculately renovated farmstead overlooking an amphitheatre of mountains, which can accommodate up to 26 guests, and the Manor House. If you are really looking to treat yourself, then the latter is the accommodation option you need to select. Lying at the foot of a grassy mountain range, the Manor House is steeped in grandeur. Your own private piece of paradise, the Manor House is staffed with a private ranger, chef, and butler to cater to your every whim. A daily programme of activities is also tailor-made to your wishes, ensuring that each day is spent exactly as you would like it to be. The Manor House reflects the local landscape and traditions with its warm

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design. Talented South African interior designer John Jacob Zwiegelaar has added a light, modern twist through the use of dÊcor in the Manor. As well as to the intricate design touches, your eye is drawn through the glass double doors, flanked by beaded African artwork and traditional Karoo antiques, to the breathtaking open expanses that lie beyond. The Karoo mountain landscape unfolds beyond a 21-m infinity pool, descending to a waterhole frequently visited by the inhabitants of the reserve. The Manor offers two magnificent living areas, and two smaller lounging alcoves for those who prefer seclusion. There are four spacious, air-conditioned bedroom suites, each with a large en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath and separate shower. Each room also has its own private patio with outdoor seating area – the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Dining takes places in a luxurious dining room adjacent to the bar area. Guests also have the option to enjoy a candlelit dinner set up on the veranda, or on the lawn under the Jacaranda tree, or to dine out in the bush beneath the stars. Before rushing out to dinner, guests can sit in the Karoo-style boma for pre-dinner drinks around the fire. For a romantic occasion, guests can request the Milky Way Star Bed Experience. Set in a secluded location, a bespoke fourposter bed draped in mosquito netting lies on a platform under the stars. Creature comforts are taken care of with luxurious bedding, mohair blankets, dressing gowns, and luxury bathroom facilities. The next time you feel the urge to indulge in some relaxation time, spoil yourself and book an exclusive experience at the Manor House at Samara Private Game Reserve. For more information, please visit www.samara.co.za.

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“At Browns we endeavour to strike a balance between our business interests and the responsibility we feel towards the environment, our workers and the community. To this end we have involved ourselves in a number of projects enabling us to give back to our community, our country and the world.” – Larry Brown, Director

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“It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela As a truly South African company, Browns has made an active move towards aligning its vision with that of the late great visionary leader, Nelson Mandela. This vision of having a positive impact on one’s community runs like a golden thread throughout the organisation. Browns has taken a holistic approach to bringing Madiba’s legacy to life within the organisation and, as a result, proudly supports a variety of initiatives. The Teddy Bear Campaign is one of these and has enabled the company to bring cheerful smiles to the faces of less fortunate children. Browns made it a goal to donate 1,000 teddies annually to orphaned,

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disabled, impoverished or abused children nationwide. It furthermore created the opportunity for all of its employees to get involved by inviting nominations for orphanages or care facilities within employees’ own communities to receive bears over the festive season. Groups of staff then personally take the teddies to these children. Browns has been reaching this goal and the campaign is thriving, with the introduction of a different teddy each year. To date, staff have donated an excess of 10,000 teddy bears to hospitals and orphanages across the country. Another project Browns is proud to support is the Plumtree Project.

Whenever a client purchases an engagement ring from Browns, a fruit tree is planted in the garden of a lowincome household. This offers Browns’ clients the opportunity to celebrate their love and commemorate their engagement by giving back to their communities and the environment. Everyone at Browns is privileged to become a part of clients’ unique stories every day and, thus, the spirit of Madiba is honoured year round through various initiatives and not just in the month of July. As Madiba did, Browns stays committed to its vision of touching lives and making the world a better place.


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Story of an African

Frontier Town Despite its indelible ties with unique moments and great people in history, and its proximity to some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country, the Eastern Cape town of Cradock flies well below the radar. The little frontier town comes alive each winter, though, when the Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival lures literary stars and their fans for a weekend in July.

Text: Keith Bain Images © Courtesy of Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor

Cradock’s monumental NG Church.

Established in 1814 as a frontier town that was part of a bid to prevent the Xhosas from crossing the Fish River, Cradock has always been en route to somewhere else. Some of the 1820 Settlers settled here, and in 1838, the Groot Trek passed this way.

Between 1867 and 1870, people paused here on their way to the diamond and gold mines. And because it’s so dry, in the “old days” people were sent here if they had TB – or “consumption”, as the Victorians called it.

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Today, it’s roughly eight hours’ drive from both Cape Town and Durban, and midway between PE and Bloemfontein. For many, it’s “on the way to Johannesburg”, so is still considered a place to pass through on the way there. Those who do stick

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around, though, rave about its enormous skies and huge vistas – the landscape is wondrous, the sunsets scintillating. But Cradock is primarily an agricultural town that serves as a base for the region’s many farmers. That means it’s quiet. With no industry, most people rely on farm work – a lot of maize, wheat, lucerne and fodder crops are grown, and there are abundant pastures for sheep and the area’s wellestablished dairy farms. Cradock is known as the highest-density sheep-farming area in the country, a fact that has a lot to do with the pasture- or veld-based system of grazing – the farmers here tend not to believe in feedlots. As a result, the lambs reared here fetch higher prices than those from other regions. A reasonable quantity of wool, mohair and beef is also produced. Aside from an abundance of great produce and the epic surrounds, Cradock’s big draw is its associations with history. Among the most significant of Cradock’s residents was Olive Schreiner, who wrote Story of an African Farm, considered the first serious work of English literature to come out of South Africa. She came to live in Cradock in 1876, when she was just 13 – her parents couldn’t afford to keep her, so she was bundled off to her older siblings soon after her baby sister died. She was very lonely and very angry and spent a lot of time in the library, reading the philosophers. “That was the seed that turned her into a free-thinker and human rights campaigner,” says Lisa AntrobusKer, who started the annual Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival, taking place in Cradock this month. “She not only had strong opinions, but was able to share her opinions with important people – her brother Will succeeded Cecil John Rhodes as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, so she had influence. She was against racial discrimination and she started the feminist movement with Karl Marx’s daughter – she was at the forefront of the movement in the early 1900s.” “She was way ahead of her time as an activist for women’s rights and human rights in general,” adds Brian Wilmot, who curates the Schreiner House Museum that was her home as a young girl from 1867 to 1870. “She was powerful and outspoken, and she was against violence.” All of this is well annotated at the museum, which has been lovingly restored. It features Schreiner’s personal library, exhibitions depicting her life and those of her siblings, and copies of all the books she wrote.

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Etienne van Heerden is another famous author who hails from Cradock.

Typical old Karoo houses now converted into lodgings - line Cradock’s Market Street.

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Stay in of the historic Karoo ‘tuishuise’ on Market Street...

..and sleep in rooms like this. Aside from her active involvement in the town’s various festivals, Lisa is very hands-on at Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor, the best-known accommodation in town. It’s a family business, started by Lisa’s mother as a way of preserving the town’s architectural heritage. It consists of a series of unique little Karoo houses – the tuishuise – which were built between 1840 and 1880 and are all like living museums, each individually decorated with antiques collected in the area. “Everyone who lived on Market Street had some connection with ox-wagons,” explains Lisa. “So these houses belonged to saddle-makers, harness-makers and blacksmiths – it was a busy little street between the mid-1800s and mid-1900s.” There are now 30 such houses in addition to the 20-bedroom Victoria Manor, the town’s original hotel which was built in 1884. “We’ve really tried to retain its history,” says Lisa, “and many guests nowadays say it’s like staying in Downton Abbey.” Except, of course, that the hotel now has a little spa and a splash pool, and the restaurant serves typical Karoo and Boere-style dishes – so there’s usually roasted venison, Karoo lamb, and bobotie on the menu. Another spot for a traditional meal is True Living, a restaurant and deli where

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Watch the Fish River Canoe Marathon in October. Elani Lombard, the wife of a local farmer, serves dishes inspired by her belief that good food should be made from authentic, high-quality ingredients. Her restaurant is in an old Karoo house and offers seating in a variety of rooms or in the back courtyard. Elani runs a little bakery producing fresh ciabatta from stoneground flour, plus she makes wonderful traditional roosterkoek served with cheese and jam, as well as homemade quiches and pies. There’s more of the town’s history on display at the Great Fish River Museum occupying the Dutch Reformed Church Parsonage built in 1849 and declared a National Monument in 1971. The museum houses some interesting ox-wagons, and local legend has it that the organ is the one that was played at Paul Kruger’s baptism – he was christened in Cradock’s first church. Cradock has an enormously important place in South Africa’s liberation struggle. It was here in 1985 that four civil leaders (Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkhonto and Siklo Mhlauli) were murdered by security police as part of a campaign to silence the anti-apartheid movement that was fomenting in the Eastern Cape. The martyred struggle heroes became known as the Cradock Four and their graves are included on heritage tours of

Track cheetahs at Mountain Zebra National Park.

the town. Nelson Mandela, while visiting their graves, said the Four were critical in demonstrating that it was possible to defeat the apartheid regime. The town’s main graveyard is unusual in that it’s divided by denomination – there’s also a dedicated Jewish section and a group of graves that face the wrong way because the interred committed suicide. There are some well-known people buried there, not to mention someone named Harry Potter. It’s worth exploring the area around Cradock, too. Not quite Karoo country, the surrounding landscapes are a mix of mountains and bushy plains, with dolerite rock outcrops interspersed with patches of grassland, and sprinklings of thorn trees in the valleys. The Fish River flows nearby, and one of the most famous events in the area is the annual Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon which culminates here in October. River trips on inflatable kayaks are organised by Karoo River Rafting, a company based between Cradock and the little town of Hofmeyer. Definitely worth visiting is Orange Grove, just 7 km from Cradock on the R337. It’s a vast fifth-generation familyowned cattle and game farm offering hikes, horse trails and trips to see San rock art, rare fossils and wildlife. They also cultivate


Check in at Victoria Manor, the oldest lodgings in town. organically grown pomegranates and garlic, have a meerkat sanctuary, and run a hugely sociable quarterly farmer’s market. Strangest of all is the farm’s population of giant four-metre-long earthworms that are about as thick as a fat person’s finger. Although very rarely spotted, they can be seen after rains. Another great blessing is Cradock’s proximity to Mountain Zebra National Park, just 12 km away. Established with just 1,000 hectares of donated land with the express purpose of protecting the endangered Cape mountain zebra, it has grown to about 28,000 hectares and its initial population of 11 zebras has grown to more than 1,200. Since the introduction of lions in 2013, the park has been a Big Five reserve, and though smaller than most national parks in the country, its diversity of landscapes makes it very special – when you get onto the plateaus, views across the wide-open Nama Karoo plains seem to stretch forever. The park offers cheetahtracking on foot and it’s considerably easier to spot rarer animals here, including the shy aardwolf. And, of course, it’s quite an astonishing experience to see a zebra standing in the snow – something that’s not at all uncommon here in winter.

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Where to Stay Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor: +27 48 881 1322, tuishuise.co.za Mountain Zebra National Park: +27 48 881 3434, sanparks.org The reserve has 20 two-bedroom cottages, a camping and caravanning site, two rustic mountain cottages and a four-star heritage guesthouse. Lowlands Country House: +27 71 393 3354, lowlandscountryhouse.co.za

Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival Small and intimate, the annual midwinter Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival (27th to 29th July) hosts lectures and down-to-earth talks, plays and book launches, walking tours and friendly get-togethers. This month’s festival features two sons of Cradock – novelist Etienne van Heerden and Lukhanyo Calata, the grandson of struggle hero JA Calata. Cradockbased poet Clinton du Plessis has a new book out, while the town’s foodie writer, Tony Jackman, launches his first cookbook, foodstuff. Also on the line-up is Cradock-born filmmaker, poet and Buckfever Underground frontman, Toast Coetzer – who happens to be an editor of Ons Klyntji, the world’s oldest Afrikaans magazine. www.karoowritersfestival.weebly.com


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Marble - Prawn Tandoori, pea naan & tomato lemongrass dressing.

Chef David Higgs For Chef David Higgs, maintaining excellent service standards in the restaurant industry is a constant challenge, and it’s also the reason why he has a strong and continued focus on education and intensive staff training. He believes that increasing food costs are making it more difficult to deliver consistent value to customers. “There is the challenge of having to balance the cost of food with trying to get it to the customer with as much value as possible. On the one hand, everybody is working hard for their money and food is getting more expensive. On the other hand, we’re trying to run a business – one that employs over 100 people,” he explains. Together with his team at Marble, Higgs is thus working harder than ever to deliver consistently high levels of service while still cooking on fire – one of the world’s biggest trends at the moment. “Live-fire cooking is, without a doubt, one of the biggest international trends now. One of the reasons why the concept of cooking on fire is so popular is that fire evokes so many senses – it’s visual, you can feel the heat, and it gives the food a distinct flavour. As a result, more and more finedining chefs are using it in elements of their cooking.”

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Coobs - Slow braised Suffolk lamb shoulder served with truffle arrancini and a minted pea puree. He also sees a definite resurgence of properly made classic cocktails, as well as a growing trend of eating from multiple smaller plates of food, rather than in the form of one large serving. Lastly, he believes that the versatility of

vegetables is being recognised. Chefs like Higgs are being more experimental with interesting vegetables, like celeriac, and cooking them using different cooking methods to create incredible vegetarian dishes.


Chef James Diack James Diack, pioneer of provenance and Chef Patron of three of Johannesburg’s most successful sustainable eateries (Coobs, The National and The Federal) maintains that “cakeage” and faux food allergies are two of the biggest challenges currently affecting the restaurant industry. These days customers often complain about paying corkage for the wine they bring into an establishment, and more and more people are insisting on bringing their own cakes. “In the ‘old days’ someone would bring a bottle of 1977 Petrus because they wanted to enjoy it with their meal. Now people are bringing inexpensive wines, and are outraged to pay R70 for corkage. What customers don’t understand is that sometimes the wine glasses cost R135 each – if someone has paid the R70 corkage and they break the glass, I’m still only half covered,” Diack explains. “Likewise, when customers bring their own cakes, we lose out on a number of desserts orders and even more importantly, the waiter loses out on that portion of the tip, but must still serve and clear the plates.” Diack has also noticed a proliferation of intolerance to wheat, gluten and lactose. “Someone even recently said to me they were allergic to lettuce. It’s becoming bizarre and to the point that when people come in with genuine allergies or food-related diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, the industry is almost too blasé and desensitized to it,” he says. Changes to the menu also create challenges for kitchens when people treat a menu like a shopping list and, in so doing, can change a dish so

much that it’s not even recognizable from the original on the menu. But restaurants do accommodate this, although often only to end up with customers complaining that the end result is not up to standard. “What the customer doesn’t understand is that, technically, they’ve asked us to make a dish we have never tried or plated before,” Diack explains, “and so we can’t guarantee that it’ll be good.” When it comes to food trends Diack views seasonality and sustainability as the hot topics of the moment. Over the last four years since he opened Coobs, he has seen a definitive increase in the number of people who really care about where their food comes from. He says that customers want to know if their grass-fed steak is 100 % grass-fed or finished on 20 % corn, for example. Diack maintains that diners need to make sure that what they’re being told is the truth – are the eggs genuinely free range, and is the chicken totally organic? He emphasises that it is important to remember sustainability is all about protection – of the environment, of diners’ health and, not least of all, protection of animal health. He also sees that suppliers are wanting to be part of the journey. “Suppliers want to know what becomes of the ingredients they supply, and how they’re cooked. This closer relationship and interaction ensures the industry will grow, and standards will increase,” he says. Diack recently launched a Seasonality Calendar to educate South Africans consumers and foodies about the benefits of eating seasonally to enjoy fruits and vegetables at their best.

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Chef Russell Armstrong Chef Russell Armstrong, from Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park, identifies a few challenges created by current global economic pressures. “Globally, there is still an air of uncertainty which creates an overall concern about travelling. This restricted freedom affects the economy and people’s spending on food and travel. People are more considerate of where and how much they spend. We need less constraint towards spending,” he says. For Armstrong, who has worked in two two-star Michelin restaurants in England and France, consistency of supply in South Africa is also a challenge. “Overall in South Africa, restaurants battle to get the same high level of ingredients all the time like we do in Europe and Australia. In Cape Town, because the market is more educated, there is more awareness of quality produce and a willingness to pay for it – so it’s easier to get specialised ingredients, of good quality, often. In Johannesburg, the restaurant scene is still is growing, so you often can’t find different ingredients of the same consistent quality all the time.” In terms of trends, Armstrong speaks to an inherent focus on simplicity and taste. “Trends, by their nature, are here today and gone tomorrow. It might be my age, but I don’t follow trends, instead I follow interesting food and cooking that’s good.” In an interview with Fine Dining Lovers, Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia – who was recently named The World’s Best Female Chef 2017 – says, “Everyone should do their own cuisine, without sheepishly following the latest fad.” Armstrong agrees with this statement wholeheartedly. “Trends aren’t more important than doing what you love or doing what you know is right.”

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Social Kitchen - Vialano Nano Risotto with roasted summer onions, green onion, lemon & marscapone onion rings.


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Tendances & Défis qui façonne la scène de la

restauration sud-africaine Alors que l’année 2017 arrive à mi-parcours, trois des plus grands chefs cuisiniers sud-africains - David Higgs, James Diack et Russell Armstrong – nous donnent un aperçu des dernières tendances et défis qui façonnent la scène locale de restauration.

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Coobs Le grand chef cuisinier David Higgs Marble, le restaurant du grand chef cuisinier David Higgs, est spécialisé dans la cuisine au feu de bois qui se trouve être l’une des plus grandes tendances mondiales à présent. « Faire cuire les aliments directement sur la flamme est sans aucun doute l’une des plus grandes tendances mondiales en ce moment. Une des raisons pour lesquelles l’idée de cuire

directement sur la flamme est si populaire est que le feu attise les sens – il est visuel, on ressent sa chaleur et il donne aux aliments une saveur très distincte. De ce fait, de plus en plus de chefs cuisiniers de restaurants gastronomiques l’utilisent dans certains aspects de leur préparations culinaires. » Il voit aussi un regain très net des cocktails classiques bien préparés, tout comme une tendance croissante à manger

des mets servis dans plusieurs petites plats plutôt qu’une grosse portion unique. Pour finir, il pense que l’on est enfin arrivé à accepter la polyvalence des légumes. Les grands chefs cuisiniers comme Higgs n’hésitent pas à adopter une démarche plus expérimentale avec des légumes intéressants comme le céleri, en utilisant différents modes de cuisson pour élaborer d’incroyables plats végétariens.

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Le grand chef cuisinier James Diack James Diack, pionnier d’origine et chef-patron de trois des établissements de restauration les plus prospères et durables de Johannesburg (Coobs, The National et The Federal) maintient que les fausses allergies alimentaires sont l’un des problèmes les plus importants touchant l’industrie de la restauration. Diack a remarqué l’augmentation des intolérances au blé, au gluten et au lactose. « Quelqu’un m’a même dit récemment être allergique à la laitue. C’est en train de devenir étrange et ceci au point où quand des gens ont de vraies allergies ou des affections liées à l’alimentation comme la maladie de Crohn, l’industrie est presque trop blasée et désensibilisée au problème, » dit-il. Pour ce qui est des tendances alimentaires, Diack il considère les cycles saisonniers et la durabilité comme étant les sujets brûlants actuels, et il dit avoir constaté un véritable accroissement du nombre de gens qui sont réellement intéressés par la provenance de leur nourriture. Il explique que les clients veulent savoir si leur steak provient de vaches nourries 100% à l’herbe ou si leur alimentation est « étoffée » de 20% de maïs par exemple. Il a aussi remarqué que les fournisseurs veulent aussi contribuer au parcours. « Les fournisseurs veulent savoir ce qui arrive aux ingrédients qu’ils procurent et comment ils sont cuisinés. Ce lien et cet échange plus étroits assurent que l’industrie se développe et que les standards s’améliorent, » dit-il. Diack a récemment lancé un Calendrier saisonnier pour éduquer les consommateurs et les gourmets sudafricains sur les avantages associés à la consommation de fruits et de légumes de saison pour en tirer un maximum de bienfaits. Le grand chef cuisinier Russel Armstrong Après avoir travaillé dans deux restaurants deux étoiles au guide Michelin en Angleterre et en France, le chef cuisinier Russel Armstrong de Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar à Hyde Park trouve que la constance d’approvisionnement est un problème en Afrique du Sud. « Dans l’ensemble en Afrique du Sud les restaurants ont du mal à obtenir des ingrédients de haut niveau de manière constante comme c’est le cas pour nous en Europe et en Australie. Au Cap, du fait que la clientèle est plus avertie, les gens sont plus sensibilisés aux produits de

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Social Kitchen & Bar qualité et sont prêts à payer le prix - et de ce fait il est plus facile de se procurer des ingrédients spéciaux de bonne qualité de manière générale. À Johannesburg, la scène de la restauration est encore en pleine croissance et il est fréquent de ne pas pouvoir trouver certains ingrédients d’une qualité constante tout le temps. » Pour ce qui est des tendances, Armstrong parle d’une focalisation inhérente axée sur la simplicité et le goût. « Les tendances, de par leur nature, existent aujourd’hui et auront disparu demain. C’est peut-être dû à mon âge mais je ne suis pas les tendances. À la

The National place, je préfère m’en tenir à des aliments intéressants et à une bonne cuisine. » Dans une interview avec Fine Dining Lovers (Les Amoureux de gastronomie) Ana Roš de Hiša Franko (Maison Franko) à Kobarid en Slovénie – qui fut récemment consacrée Meilleur Chef féminin au monde 2017 – dit que « Tout le monde devrait faire sa propre cuisine et ne pas bêtement suivre les dernières tendances. » Armstrong est tout à fait en accord avec cette assertion. « Les tendances ne sont pas plus importantes que de faire ce que l’on aime ou ce qui nous convient. »


Namibia’s Watery Side The Four Rivers Route With its hot, dry climate and unpredictable, low annual rainfall, Namibia is one of the world’s driest countries, but there’s much more to the country than the Namib Desert, especially if you drive along the country’s northern border.

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The Kavango and Zambezi regions are a verdant collage of woodland savannahs, riverine forests, tangled swamps and perennial rivers. They’re found along the Four Rivers Route in the northern-most reaches of Namibia, which stretches for close to 1,000 km from Nkurenkuru in the north-west to Victoria Falls in the east. The route can be explored on a self-drive road trip (best done in convoy) over nine days – or fewer, if you chose to only explore certain sections. Kavango Open Africa Route This route covers 383 km from Nkurenkuru in the west to Mohembo in the east, and can be completed in two or three days. It outlines the banks of the perennial Kavango River (the Namibian branch of Botswana’s Okavango River), which flows for 1,600 km and is the fourth longest river system in Southern Africa. Here the Kavango people, who are made up of five tribal groups, can often be seen tilling vertical strips of arable land – planted with millet and sorghum – that lie side-by-side along the river. As you glide past in a mokoro (a canoe made from a single piece of wood), you’ll see their traditional fish traps which are made from sheets of woven basketwork and are gradually closed so as to encircle the fish inside. The Living Culture Foundation of Namibia ensures that the traditional practices of the local people are preserved. One of their projects is the Mbunza Living Museum, which is situated on Samsitu

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resting on branches near their nesting holes, meticulously carved into the riverbank. Near the border with Botswana, in the Zambezi Region (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip), the Kwando River flows into the Okavango River, which creates a network of channels, islands and oxbow lakes that form the water system of the Linyanti Swamps. Four Corners Experience Although this is the shortest section of the route (only 132 km), it is the most popular. When you arrive you’ll understand why and will most likely want to stay beyond the three suggested days. Visitors can marvel at towering baobabs on the small island of Impalila (only 12 km by 6 km in size), and if you’re brave enough, you can climb the Four Corners Baobab to see the convergence of four African countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe – at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe rivers. The Four Corners Experience lies across from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, famed for its large elephant population and within close proximity of the thundering Victoria Falls. But before you start retracing your tracks, glide down Africa’s longest river with a G&T in hand as the David Livingstone quote about the privilege of travelling through Africa comes to mind. And promise yourself one thing – that you will return again soon.

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malaria medication for your travels through the northern regions of the country, especially during the rainy season (November to April). Roads: B1-B4 are tarred roads, C- and D-marked roads are gravel. Accommodation: www.wheretostay.co.na Camping: www.wheretocamp.co.na Where to eat: www.restaurantsnamibia.com Living Museums: www.lcfn.info/living-museum

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Fairy-Tale For the ultimate gourmet experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Grande Provence is a magical destination that offers the finest accommodation, wine, and cuisine, ideally situated along the majestic Franschhoek Valley in Franschhoek. Text: Marguerite Roux Images ©Ryan Abbott

As you enter the charming town of Franschhoek, the entrance to Grande Provence – a wine estate dating back 300 years and encompassing 19 hectares of vineyards – rests just off the main road. As soon as you travel beyond the gates of this magnificent estate, the hustle and bustle of the town quickly disappears as you get swallowed by the trees hugging the vineyards, and experience the romance of heritage coupled with contemporary luxury. The estate serves as a destination presenting many elements and experiences, including some of the Cape’s finest wines, a fine-dining restaurant serving up artisanal cuisine, a world-renowned art gallery, and luxurious accommodation. One of the most celebrated aspects of the estate is The Owner’s Cottage. This Cape Dutch-style house was originally built to serve as a slave shelter, but has been transformed into a contemporary cottage which can accommodate 10 people in its four spacious rooms and one deluxe suite. A conservatory, lounge, swimming and spa pool area make up the rest of the cottage.

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Tasty breakfasts are served each morning at the guests’ own pace, overlooking the manicured gardens and the inviting swimming pool. Wellington, the private butler, makes sure that the needs of every guest are attended to in order to make their stay as comfortable as possible. While the 18th century Manor House and The Owner’s Cottage reflect the area’s Huguenot heritage, The Restaurant – open for lunch and dinner – projects a contemporary presence. For dinner, Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst has finely curated a new menu to keep all visitors satisfied during the Cape’s chilly winter. Inspired by the time-honoured practices and precision of French cuisine, combined with the bold flavours of Asia and made with locally-sourced ingredients, the team in the kitchen make sure that each meal is artwork on a plate, down to the last “micro herb”. From this new menu, expect dishes such as ocean umami risotto of seared scallop, BBQ langoustine, estatecured chorizo, asparagus and fennel; a monochrome of forest green in the form

of baby courgette, tempura kale, wild herb and whipped tarragon crème, river sprout pesto cups, charred asparagus and pickled mushroom; and, of course, an ample choice of decadent desserts. All dishes are paired with a specially chosen wine from the estate. The Winery at Grande Provence offers tastings, pairings and wine blending for guests who want the ultimate Winelands experience. Come rain or sunshine, Grande Provence truly offers a myriad of choices where you can indulge in the true nature of five-star luxury.

Grande Provence Winter Rates Available until September, tailor-made Heartland accommodation packages at both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards offer wonderful winter value with welcoming and attentive staff at Grande Provence. For more information, please visit www.grandeprovence.co.za.


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Just an hour’s drive from the airport in the Central Flacq District on the small African island of Mauritius, LUX* Belle Mare is one of four beautiful LUX* Resorts to be found on this tourist hotspot of an island.

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Enter the gates of LUX* Belle Mare, and you will immediately find yourself immersed in the kind of island wonderland that is usually reserved for postcards. The reception area is decorated in contemporary island style and leads to the hotel’s main pool, which overlooks the crystal-clear turquoise ocean and palm trees gently waving in the breeze. With warm and humid weather year-round, you may feel a little flustered when you first arrive, but the affable staff will soon come to the rescue with an ice-cold welcome drink and a refreshing cold towel before leading you to your room. Designed by Kelly Hoppen to convey a beach house feel with a touch of elegance, each room is equipped with an uber-comfortable, king-size Sleep Tight bed, a dressing room and a luxurious bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower, two wash basins, and a bath. High speed complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a lounge area and LUX* toiletries add that special touch. For a more intimate stay, the Prestige Villas are set in the lush tropical gardens. Slightly raised, each has its own private swimming pool, and includes a private garden and spacious patio area. “Options” is a key word when experiencing LUX* Belle Mare, as there are a wealth of choices as to where to eat, what to experience and what to see. Whether you choose to lie on a beach lounger soaking up the sun, relax next to the crystal-clear pool, or undertake some of the exciting water activities on offer – such as snorkelling, glassbottomed boat rides, water-skiing, kayaking or windsurfing – this paradiselike destination will keep you so busy you will barely have time to enjoy your luxurious room or villa. The extravagant breakfast buffet is served in the main restaurant, Mixe, and for lunch and dinner guests rarely have to leave the resort for a cultural foodie experience. The vibey Beach Rouge occupies a prime spot on the beach and has that laid-back island feel. Serving up some of the freshest seafood, paired with a bottle of rosé from France or, more fittingly, with a glass of Scrucap MCC (the designated LUX* brand), it is easy to spend the entire afternoon here. Taking things up a notch, the resort also plays host to two Asian-inspired restaurants. Duck Laundry offers contemporary Chinese dishes, while

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Amari by Vineet is the resort’s Indian restaurant lead by the Michelin-star Chef Vineet Bhatia. The latter serves up contemporary Indian cuisine, and they will even let you sneak into the kitchen to take a peek at how they make their simple, yet extraordinary naan bread. For further speciality foodie experiences, guests can pop over to Café Lux, the resort’s very own ice-cream parlour, or the rustic rum shack, Mari Kontan – as it is almost compulsory to taste speciality rum when in Mauritius. Belle Mare is also a gin-lover’s paradise. IM-A-GIN offers a quirky twist to the well-known gin and tonic, and is served by gin specialists who have sourced 54 of the best gins from around the world – creating personalised gin drinks for each guest. If you don’t want to fall into the unhealthy trap of holiday mode, LUX* takes care of your health and well-being by offering relaxing spa treatments and a fitness centre with a trainer as well as healthy cuisine options to enjoy your holiday without the guilt. For further relaxation, LUX* also invites intrinsic health specialists from around the world who specialise in meditation, yoga and water relaxation therapy for guests who feel that they want to become a pro at relaxation during their stay. Even though the resort itself offers so many activities and experiences that it is hardly necessary to leave it, it’s always interesting to explore a foreign country’s people and culture. Guests can order a taxi through reception to take them to the local Marche de Flacq, a popular market in the centre of Flacq; or you can grab a Martone bicycle and embark on a journey through the island beginning with a short ride to the spectacular Palmar Beach and the charming fishing jetty at Trou d’Eau Douce to see the daily fish auctions between the local fisherman and the villagers. Stop along the way for a refreshing cup of Malai Chai and the chance to sample the popular Mauritian snack of Gateaux Piments. When the day comes to a rest, and the resort has gone quiet, one of the best ways to say goodbye to the sun is by lounging on one of the sun beds on the beach with a passionfruit mojito in hand. Nights at LUX* Belle Mare don’t mean you have to turn in straight after dinner. It’s quite the opposite, in fact, as guests

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are invited to head to Beach Rouge or K Bar which are brought to life with the music of local and international DJs and performers. There are also seafood barbecues, Scrucap wine tastings, and IM-A-GIN experiences in the evenings for guests wanting to broaden their horizons and start or finish the evening off on an interesting note. Exuding a vibrant cosmopolitan personality, LUX* Belle Mare truly offers an authentic island holiday off the African coast. For more information, please visit www.luxresorts.com.

Added Extras LUX* Belle Mare is above all a familyfriendly resort, but that does not mean you can’t have a break if you bring your children along. With child-minding services as well as supervised activities and areas for children from three to 17 years of age, you can bring the entire family along and still enjoy that special time with your significant other. If you want to make your trip as memorable as possible, you can head over to the Photo Fanatics studio where the resident “photo genius” will be able to either show you how to improve your photography skills or schedule a photoshoot on the resort for any occasion.


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The World in 3D As part of its 2017 supplychainforesight report, Barloworld Logistics investigated and identified the key technology tools and platforms that are shaping the world’s supply chains. With highly disruptive forces now coming into play in the corporate sphere, it is essential that leaders and decision-makers plan for the close integration of certain technological tools and trends. Chief among the trends to emerge this year were 3D printing and ‘factory-in-a-box’-style production.

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“It is clear that 3D printing is going to have a major impact on the supply chain, and as a company that enables smart supply-chain management, we believe that now is the time to investigate how and where this technology can be leveraged most effectively,” says Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics. Indeed, while it has been in the incubation stage for some time, 3D printing appears to be entering mainstream consciousness – in every sphere. Around the world, businesses, governments and educational institutions are embracing 3D printing technology. According to the Wohlers Report 2016 (a worldwide review) the 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) industry grew 25.9 % (CAGR, Corporate Annual Growth Rate) to reach $5.165 billion worldwide in 2015. Looking ahead, management consultancy McKinsey has forecasted that 3D printing could have an economic impact of up to $550 billion a year by 2025. “The benefits are endless, and include unlimited freedom with regards to product design and manufacture, as well as lowered production costs,” Mmutlana says. “From medical implants and prosthetics produced in a day to low-cost housing – this technology will change our world.” Major brands and corporates are already harnessing additive manufacturing to get ahead in competitive markets. For example, Nike is partnering with HP and using the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer to produce

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3D-printed footwear at greater speeds than ever before, reaching a dizzying new height of customisation and innovation. As The Economist reports, 3D-printed objects are increasingly being produced “as finished items, rather than as models or prototypes”. The publication cited a PwC report that concluded that “more than twothirds of American manufacturers are now using 3D printing in some form or other”. Notably, US corporate juggernaut GE has invested $50 million in a 3D-printing facility at a plant in Alabama, which is designed to print up to 40,000 fuel nozzles a year for the new LEAP jet engine it is making in partnership with a French company. “While 3D printing has yet to make a significant impact in South Africa, business leaders need to start thinking about how this trend will impact the supply chain, and also where the risks to their own business lie,” Mmutlana cautions. Are You Ready for “Factory-in-a-Box”? With additive manufacturing firmly on the horizon, some analysts are predicting the rise of a “factory-in-a-box” scenario whereby we will no longer need multiple machines to make a single product. “In the near future, each individual 3D printer could be able to print several different materials using multiple processes in various decentralised locations,” Mmutlana explains. “As a result, logistics and supply chain management could be drastically transformed. Instead of serving big, complex networks, we may soon be

Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics tasked with enabling nimble, innovative, garage-sized industries.” Although the emergence of a “factoryin-a-box” era may seem too far away to even consider, the onus is on every leader to make calculated decisions that will protect existing businesses from such disruptive forces. Without doubt, the key is to move with the changes, not against them – which means thinking outside the proverbial box in every way. Barloworld Logistics is South Africa’s leading integrated logistics and supply chain management company. Please visit www.barloworld-logistics.com for more information.


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Go Green with Envy Heard the news? “Greenery” is the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017. Bright and vibrant, this cheery green tone is the ideal solution if you are looking to refresh the feel of any room. It is also fashionable, as it made a notable runway appearance in Prada and Gucci’s recent fashion collections. Whether you go all out with walls covered in a coat of Greenery or simply update your current interior with smaller items like cushions and throws, Greenery is sure to add a fab touch to any home this winter. Natural Nuances Consider natural materials for your décor choices. Think rattan tables, woven baskets, or super stylish window treatments made from natural materials like Bamboo Venetian Blinds. These are sure to add a touch of instant warmth to any space. Vibrant Velvet Velvet is a big winter fashion trend at the moment, but you needn’t limit it to your wardrobe. Whether you go large with a velvet upholstered couch or keep things simple with velvet table runners, this trend will make your home feel like the epitome of luxury.

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Colour Blocking Colour blocking (literally using big blocks of colour) is showing up where it counts this season – in home décor. Achieving the look has never been easier than with block-out roller blinds, which create blocks of solid colour. Blockout blinds in the bedroom are ideal for light-sensitive sleepers and parents with babies. They also give you the added benefit of a great thermal insulation barrier that will keep the cold outside while locking the heat in. They’re a definite winter winner. Tick the Texture Box La Reve block-out blinds, made from an elegant textured fabric, tick another winter décor trend box: texture. Similar to winter fashion, winter decorating is all about layering fabrics, and juxtaposing textures and finishes. Think chunky wool throws, velvet cushions and leather rugs. Knitted, printed or woven fabrics are particularly popular, and are reminiscent of a simpler, less pretentious time. Whichever route you decide to go, don’t let the winter chill freeze your creativity. Make the most of winter by bringing your Pinterest board to life. For more tips on decorating and other lifestyle topics, visit Property24.com.


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Super Sedan New Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s all-new Corolla-challenging Elantra has arrived in South Africa. With its new attractive design lines and an exciting flagship derivative that boasts a 150 kW turbocharged petrol engine and a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, it proves that the company’s recent successes in the World Rally Championship (WRC) were more than a mere fluke.

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Building on the design and credentials of the previous model – which took the Car of the Year title in South Africa in 2012 – the new 2017 Elantra is an impressive car that is bound to be a most successful competitor in the local compact sedan segment. With its compact styling and taut lines, the Elantra is offered in four derivatives – a strategy to ensure that there’s an Elantra for every budget and taste. Starting with the 94 kW 1.6 Executive manual as well as an automatic version (both normally aspirated) and priced from R299,900, customers who require more power may upgrade to a normally aspirated 2-litre petrol version. Should even this 115 kW version be deemed insufficient, there’s the range-topping 150 kW Elite DCD Sport waiting in the wings at R399,900. This turbo-charged version is virtually a detuned version of the superb rally-winning engine which did wonders for Hyundai’s reputation in the European-based WRC. Standard features across the range include an 8” high-resolution infotainment system, rear park assist, six airbags, Isofix latching points for child seats, cruise control and attractive alloy wheels on all derivatives. Advanced Styling with Functional Aerodynamics Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille gives the Elantra a strong presence from the front, with automatic projection headlamps – including LED Daytime Running lights – as part of the cluster. The Elantra’s sporty lower front fascia integrates functional front-wheel air curtains which help to

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manage air flow from the front of the vehicle and around the wheels to minimize turbulence and wind resistance. In addition, underbody covers, an aerodynamic rear bumper bottom spoiler, and rear deck-lid designed with an expanded trunk edge all contribute to the Elantra’s 0,27 coefficient of drag. The Executive derivatives are kitted out with 16” alloy wheels, whereas the Elite trim level includes 17” alloy wheels to emphasize its higher status. Modern, Intuitive Interior On the inside, the Elantra continues to depict a modern, driver-oriented design optimised for intuitive control, improved interior roominess, high-quality materials and premium technological features. The Elantra Sport is visually differentiated inside as well, with model-specific interior appointments such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel, red sport seats and red contrast stitching. The standard 8” infotainment system includes satellite navigation, a USB Mirror Link for Android cell phones, HDMI connectivity for iPhones to view the iPhone screen on the head unit, hands-free Bluetooth telephone link with remote controls on the steering wheel, Bluetooth music streaming, and AUX and USB input ports. Electrically operated side mirrors and windows, cruise control and rear park assist are also standard convenience features across the range. The Elite derivatives have automatic air conditioning, rain sensors for the windscreen wipers, and a stop-start push-button ignition.

Fuel Economy Fuel economy ranges from 6,5 l/100 km (manual) and 6,9 l/100 km (auto) in the two Executive derivatives, to 8,3 l/100 km and 7,9 l/100 km in the Elantra 2.0 Elite auto and the Elantra 1.6 TGDI DCT Sport respectively. Responsive Chassis and Suspension Improved ride comfort, handling and stability are achieved through Elantra’s redesigned rear suspension geometry that modifies the angle of the rear shock absorbers and changes the position of the coil springs on the coupled torsion beam axle. Additionally, an increase in rear bushing diameter helps to improve long-term durability. Safety Safety is a priority in the new Elantra with ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) as well as the addition of an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) in the Elantra Sport. Passive safety is taken care of by driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags in all the derivatives. Hyundai’s five-year/150,000 km warranty is part of the standard package, which also includes five-year/150,000 km roadside assistance and a five-year/90,000 km service plan. Final Say Having sold more than half a million vehicles in South Africa, and currently the fourth largest car company in our country, the Korean-built Elantra has the potential to do to Toyota’s Corolla what the Hyundai WRC rally car has been doing to its Toyota rivals in the WRC this season.


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Bridge House School in Franschhoek has released a limited edition cookbook. This collaboration beween the parents as well as top local chefs – such as Reuben Riffel, Matthew Gordon, and more – will bring you delicious recipes to the heart of your home. At only R275*, this limited edition cookbook serves as the ideal birthday or Christmas gift for that special person. To place your order please visit: http://tinyurl.com/n9p2ffo *

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Keeping Up With

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How Social Status Drives Consumption & Inequality A few years ago I attended a focus group for finweek. The magazine was rebranding and had invited a diverse group of people to comment on the content it should offer. The conversation turned to investment options for young professionals: Should young people invest monthly savings in property, or stocks, or something else?

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The facilitator asked for the thoughts of a young woman who had mostly been quiet up to then. Her answer – and its consequences for many young South Africans like her – stunned me: “I invest in expensive clothes, because I have to signal to a potential husband that I am wealthy.” In other words: I buy brand names, because I want to improve my social status. Economists going back to Scotsman Adam Smith (1723–1790) knew that people buy luxury goods not only for the value they derive from consuming them, but because they offer something else: social status. Conspicuous consumption, as economist Thorstein Veblen named our affinity for status goods, has helped explain economic phenomena like our excessive spending on weddings. So far economists have struggled to differentiate between our affinity for nice things (in economics jargon: unobserved consumption utility), and our affinity for the status that those things signal. In other words, I might buy a Ferrari because I really like fast cars (consumption utility),

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but also because I want to signal that I am rich (status). A team of five economists, in a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper, has now found a way to test the importance of social status. They worked with a large Indonesian bank that distributes credit cards to clients. Indonesia is a great place for such a test, because, as Veblen theorised, you are most likely to see conspicuous consumption in developing economies. Indonesia has 74 million middle-class consumers, the number of which is expected to double by 2020. In their experiment they used platinum credit cards, which come with a number of benefits like higher credit limits and discounts on luxury purchases, and are typically sold to high-income individuals. How did they show that social status matters? They randomly offered a fancylooking platinum and standard-looking credit card to customers at the same price and with the same benefits. If customers only cared about the utility (or benefits) of the new card, there should

be no difference in the take-up of the fancy-looking or standard-looking card. Yet 21 % purchased the fancier card versus only 14 % the standard card. The mere fact that the fancy-looking card was associated with a higher status meant that people purchased it. Perhaps it is not that surprising that people purchase something because it conveys an additional status element, but what is surprising is that poorer individuals bought more of the fancy-looking cards. Among the rich, in contrast, there was no difference in demand for the fancy or standard card. The authors ascribe this finding to the fact that “richer individuals already have ways to signal their income, while the platinum credit cards are a more powerful signalling tool for those with comparatively lower incomes”. In a second experiment, the authors looked at how the customers used their cards. Consistent with their theory, they found that the customers who bought the fancy-looking card (remember, it had the same privileges as the standard-looking card) used the card more often in social


between investing meagre savings in stocks or a new car may not only depend on the financial returns they can get, but also the psychological returns they might get from purchasing luxury goods. If poorer individuals tend to buy more luxury goods to earn social status, like the young woman in the focus group, while the rich invest in assets that yield positive financial returns (because they already have assets that give them social status), the only logical conclusion is a widening wealth gap. There is little that policy – like a purported wealth tax – can do to prevent that instinctive human yearning for status.

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settings, like restaurants, bars and clubs, where the card was more visible to others. Here, too, there is somewhat of a surprise: The use of this card came at a cost, because in 48 % of the cases the customers had another card that would have given them discounts on those purchases. They chose to ignore the discount in order to use the fancy-looking card that signals social status! If this is true for credit cards where there is a limited audience (only your buddies who joined you for dinner can see you paying), imagine what people are willing to forego for luxury products with a larger audience, such as clothes and cars. The authors conducted several other experiments, which all supported the theory that social status matters in explaining our consumption behaviour. And because poorer individuals tend to have fewer ways of signalling social status than richer ones, they are the most eager to grasp at opportunities for showcasing status. This is why direct marketing is never aimed at the wealthiest individuals! Such findings have implications for the distribution of wealth. The choice for a young person

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The Tangible Value of

being ‘cool’

Fads and trends come and go. There’s an ebb and flow to them that marketers come to understand. What is sometimes confused for these, however, is the perception of being cool. Coolness and its associated benefits can be a lasting connection.

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It is difficult to define exactly what cool is. For that reason, despite it being viewed as aspirational, brand managers struggle to come to terms with it – after all, if they can’t adequately define it, how can they harness its potential? Similarly, senior executives view financial rewards as tangible, rather than abstract concepts. It’s a mistake to avoid it, though, as coolness can plug you directly into an aspirational market, which translates to enormous business potential. Who Defines What is Cool? We’re learning to adapt to our younger markets, and the faster we do, the better. They’re the ones who are our current and future markets, and they’re selective about how they want to do business and the brands they choose to do it with. These consumers inspire others. They’re forward-thinking, achievement-focused, fun-spirited and comfortable in their own skins – projecting this via their social media channels to their audiences. That sharing holds immense power for brands – if you can connect with those consumers, you have a direct line into their communities, as well as opportunities to personalise what you’re doing to greater measures. You aren’t simply a brand that’s being used passively, you become part of their lives. If you do it right, you can create life-long loyalty in a forever-regenerating consumer base. Staying Cool The opposite of cool is not uncool, it’s “naff”. Far from being simply avoided, it’s to be discarded. No one wants to be associated with “naff”, and that’s the key – being cool is aspirational. Being associated with a cool brand is being cool by association, so the sharing of your brand on social media is projecting that desire to be associated. Fashion is a good comparison for the ebb and flow of popularity. Unless you can consistently maintain your brand’s appeal, you’ll lose out. It’s no good placing all of your assets in one signature design like bellbottomed jeans, for example, but if you can make great jeans that are modified year-onyear, you can stay ahead of the trends. And that is essential: driving trends based on demand before consumers even know they have them. Immersive market research that gets under the skins of your customers will help you to understand how they work and what they’re likely to develop as preferences. If your market is shifting to digital platforms, you have to accommodate that, whether that’s in your contact centre environment, in

store or on your website. Data may not sound immediately cool, but it gives you endless insights into how your consumers operate. The future of cool could very well be woven into data analytics and how you respond to that. An example of this: Imagine if you’re wanting to book a hotel room, and you get the option of choosing the exact room you want. You arrive, and you are welcomed by name. Then you find that someone has forgotten to put coffee in your room, so you use a mobile app to let them know. A message comes back straight away from the hotel manager, who apologises and sends some coffee to you within minutes. A couple of months later, at the exact time you are planning a trip, you get invited to enjoy a mid-week special rate at the hotel. All of these things feed into data analytics and are used to personalise service. On the subject of data, who’d have thought that computer people would be the greatest flag-bearers of cool? Brands like Facebook and Google have earned that reputation, wielding immense power over billions of people. They excel at going before their markets and setting

standards, and this coolness extends all the way through their companies to how their employees are treated. The external elements, the ones your customers engage with, need to appeal to them, to speak to their preferences and to offer personalisation that differentiates your brand from others. Perceptions are difficult to change, but not impossible, and the value gained is in elevated customer experiences. Those experiences, in turn, lead to a great reputation and customer loyalty – and that speaks to ongoing financial success, the kind executives appreciate. Don’t confuse being “cool” with following a “fad”. The age of viral videos has shown us that it’s possible for almost anyone to have 15 minutes of fame, but building enduring strategies takes consistent effort that produces results. Fads come and go, and provide momentary glory, while being cool can be a sustainable part of a successful business strategy. Danny Bryer is Area Director for Sales, Protea Hotels by Marriott. The company has just been named Coolest Hotel Group for the seventh year running in the prestigious Generation Next survey.

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A Road Trip

WINNER VW Tiguan

When Highveld days grow short, dark and dreary, it’s time to indulge in a time-honoured South African pastime – a dash to the KZN Coast where days are delightful and the waters of the Indian Ocean are still at a balmy 22 degrees.

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Volkswagen SA kindly provided their top-of-the-range 130 kW 2-litre Tiguan highline 4MOTION DSG for the trip, and it didn’t take long for the Tiguan to show its true colours – bearing in mind that the N3 was not the ideal stretch of road on which to test the Tiguan’s significant capabilities. Staying strictly within the indicated speed limits (and with a Tiguan-indicated 120 km/h turning out to be a true 117 km/h), the Tiguan quickly found a home in my affections. Was it the superb seven-speed DSG gearbox, I wondered, or the effortless acceleration (0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds) that did it for me? Running through the list of great features, I instantly fell in love with the Tiguan’s Apple CarPlay, which seamlessly linked my iPhone and enabled superior sound quality to spring forth from the (optional) DynAudio sound system. The next treat to be savoured before the obligatory coffee break on the outskirts of Harrismith was the adaptive cruise control, which stays within 2 km/h of the set parameters on the open road, but also provides automatic braking, should a slower vehicle stray into one’s path. All I had to do was hold the steering wheel, and the Tiguan sensibly did all the acceleration and braking when required – amazing!

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With three adults on board as well as luggage (including a mountain bike) for nine days, the Harrismith pit-stop revealed yet another aspect of the Tiguan’s sublime personality. A fuel top-up recorded a brilliant 5.8 l/100 km, and with 60 litres of diesel available, this (theoretically) enables the Tiguan to squeeze 1 000 km out of the tank. Disregarding the asking price of R558,300 – which excludes the 8” satellite navigation screen which also served as an infotainment touchscreen – the Tiguan’s frugal fuel diet was a real blessing. Especially when considering that the modern scourge of our times – toll roads – took a R229 chunk out of my budget on the JohannesburgDurban section. Thanks, N3TC! In all fairness the N3 was in good nick for the most part, despite all the construction and upgrades taking place. One of the Tiguan’s greatest features is the sense of safety it imparts. One learns to trust the handling, cornering and superb braking – all while enjoying the benefits of a quiet cabin without any wind intrusion. The super comfortable seats (optional Vienna Leather – did they skin a few Viennese?) turned the 670 km trip into a pleasant experience, and even our passenger in the rear commented positively on the second row’s comfortable shape.

Final Say It will remain an enduring mystery to me how the Opel Astra managed to outscore the Tiguan to take the 2017 SA Car of the Year title. Having lived with the Tiguan for nine days and 2,052 km, I will continue to hold fond memories of an SUV that handles like a sports car, swallows 520 l of luggage without a burp, and throws in such (optional) delights as a 230V socket in the luggage bay, panoramic sunroof, auto-activated boot lid and – surprise, surprise – Korean-made Hankook Ventus SUV 235/55R18 tyres, which played a major role in providing a comfortable and quiet ride without compromising braking and handling. There certainly are cheaper SUVs out there, but few of them will present such a total package to the buyer. The warranty is good for three years/ 120,000 km, and the price also includes a five-year/90,000 km service plan. Having sold 319 units in May, the Tiguan is destined to expand its sales, often at the expense of larger SUVs like Ford’s Everest and Toyota’s Fortuner – further proof that a two-litre turbodiesel generates more than enough power. The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most impressive vehicles I’ve experienced in the last decade. Put it on your shopping list.


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Books Must Read

As by Fire: The End of the South African University By Jonathan Jansen What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016, and why did so many protests turn violent? Former Free State University Vice-Chancellor Jonathan Jansen delves into the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught South Africa by surprise. In frank interviews with 11 of the ViceChancellors most affected, he examines the forces at work, why the protests escalated into chaos, and what is driving – and exasperating – our youth. This urgent and necessary book gives us an insider view of the crisis, tells us why the conflict will not go away, and what it means for the future of our universities.

The Inside-Out Man By Fred Strydom Brilliant jazz pianist Bent lives from gig to gig in a city of dead ends. He is plagued by fragmented visions of the past, and has resigned himself to a life of quiet desolation. That is, until the night he meets wealthy and eccentric jazz fan Leonard Fry. In the days that follow, Leonard makes Bent a devilish deal, proposing a bizarre experiment in which Bent will play a vital part. The deal provides an opportunity for Bent to start afresh, to question everything he knows, and for the two men to move beyond the one terrifying frontier from which neither of them can be sure they’ll ever return: the borders of their own sanity. The Inside-Out Man is a jazzy and surreal mind-bender of a book.

Cape Town From Above By Shaen Adey Cape Town From Above showcases 50 beautiful elevated views of Cape Town and its surrounding attractions. Each page features a normal view, as well as a bird’s-eye view of each of Cape Town’s most iconic sites and attractions, with an extended caption for each attraction. Shaen Adey spent many hours on location to capture Cape Town as never seen before. Galeforce winds, smoky skies and devastating fires proved great challenges, but the result is a stunning pictorial book filled with beautiful elevated views of Cape Town. This book is a must-have for all international and local tourists and will be a great addition to any bookshelf, or as a keep-sake of your visit to Cape Town.

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A Head for Gaming In the past, form solidly followed function in the world of gaming peripherals, but with Logitech’s G533 Headset – now available in a stylish matte black colour scheme – the days of dull gaming are over. Not only is the Logitech G533 an absolute looker, but the ear cups are also adjustable, and can rotate 90 degrees to fit every head shape. The nifty rotating cups also make travel storage easier. The G533 features advanced lossless digital audio transmission while delivering wireless convenience and incredible high-fidelity sound at a range of up to 15 m. Available from R1,659.

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Meet the Crew Have you ever wondered who is flying the plane when you travel on SA Express? Or wanted to know more about what a job as a cabin crew member is like? Well, now’s your chance! Every month we will introduce a few members of our SA Express family, because by getting to know them, you become part of the SA Express family too. Text & Image © Supplied

Boitumelo Mashike Cabin Crew Member Length of Service With SA Express: Eight months Tell us about yourself. I would describe myself as a peaceful human being with ambition. I relish a challenge and am determined to succeed. What do you believe is the most important skill required by a member of the SA Express cabin crew? Competence in handling difficult situations, and the ability to remain calm under pressure and in emergency situations. Why did you choose this career out of many others? I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, as I was caught up in a nine-to-five career. I wasn’t miserable in my previous job, I just wanted to step out of the ordinary and explore other possibly more fulfilling opportunities. It’s only now that I realise that a lot of misconceptions were keeping me away from this fantastic career. What do you find most challenging about your job? You have to adjust your whole life around it, from your personal life, your habits, needs and schedules, to your physical and psychological state of being. Why do you like working for SA Express? It offers opportunities for advancement, flexible working hours, and great benefits – plus my co-workers are just amazing! What languages do you speak? Sotho, Tswana, Zulu, and English. What are your interests? Fitness! I do aerobics and I like entering for races. I enjoy cooking as I find it therapeutic, and I absolutely love making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. What would people find surprising about your job? We go through a lot of rigorous training and put in a lot of hard work! Most cabin crew members are highly educated individuals. Have you ever had any funny incidents or encounters in your job? I had a passenger ask for water, so I gave them still water and they looked at the bottle and said, “No! gas water!” They even made the hissing sound the water bottle makes when you open it. It was really funny – why not just ask for sparkling water? If you were an animal, which one would you choose? An elephant, because it has great fortitude. What are the words of wisdom that you live by? God would not deny you what’s best for you! His power is unlimited.

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Hoedspruit

Go wild in Hoedspruit. It’s a flight away. SA Express flies you direct to Hoedspruit from Johannesburg and Cape Town every day, seven days a week. You can now go on an all day safari, when it suits you. Because we fly for you.

SA Express is a proud member of the SAA Voyager programme. Visit www.flyexpress.aero for domestic flights to Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, Kimberley, Hoedspruit, George, Johannesburg, Mahikeng, Pilanesberg, Richards Bay, Cape Town, Durban, and regional flights to Lubumbashi, Gaborone, Walvis Bay, Lusaka and Harare.


Airline information SA Express fleet

Safety Information Health regulations Health regulations at certain airports require that the aircraft cabin be sprayed. The spray is harmless, but if you think it might affect you, please cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief.

Canadair Regional Jet 200 BER Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 474 knots/545mph/879kmph Engines: Two General Electric CF34-3B1 Range: 1,662miles/3,080km Maximum altitude: 41,000ft/12,496m Seating capacity: 50

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 69ft 7in/21.21m Overall length: 87ft 10in/26.77m Overall height: 20ft 5in/6.22m Maximum take-off weight: 51,000lb/23,134kg Minimum runway length: 6,295ft/1,919m

De Havilland Dash 8 Series Q400 Turboprop Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 360knots/414mph/667kmph Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A Range: 1,565 miles/2,519km Maximum altitude: 25,000ft/7,620m Seating capacity: 74

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 93ft 3in/28.42m Overall length: 107ft 9in/32.83m Overall height: 27ft 5in/8.34m Maximum take-off weight: 64,500lb/29,257kg Minimum runway length: 4,580ft/1,396m

Remain seated As a safety precaution, passengers are requested to remain seated with seatbelts fastened after the aircraft has landed, until the seatbelt sign has been switched off by the captain. Portable electronic equipment The use of personal electronic devices domestic and regional flights on the Q400. Passengers will be permitted cell phones, e-readers and electronic

(PED’s) will apply to all CRJ700/200 and DH8 to use PED’s such as tablets in flight-mode.

Cellular telephones Cellular telephones may be used on the ground while passenger doors are open. Cellular telephones, smartphones or any device with flight mode must be switched off as soon as the cabin doors are closed and when the senior cabin-crew member makes an announcement on the publicaddress system. Laptop computers Laptops with CD ROM and DVD drive, handheld calculators, electric shavers and portable personal listening devices may not be used on the ground during taxi but may be used during the flight when the seatbelt signs are switched off and with permission from the captain. Should circumstances dictate otherwise, a public-address announcement cancelling this concession will be made by a crew member. Prohibited equipment Portable printers, laser pointers, video equipment, CB/AM/FM/FHF/satellite receivers, two-way radios, compact disc and mini-disc players, scanners, remote-controlled toys and power converters are prohibited for use at any time. Safety pamphlet Read the safety pamphlet in the seat pocket in front of you and take note of your nearest emergency exit. Smoking In accordance with international trends, smoking is not permitted on board any SA Express flights. Seat belts Please fasten your seat belt whenever the seat belt signs are illuminated. For your own safety we suggest that you keep it fastened throughout the flight.

Canadair Regional Jet 700 Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 473 knots/544mph/875kmph Engines: Two General Electric CF34-8C5B Range: 1,477m/2,794km Maximum altitude: 41,000ft/12,496m Seating capacity: 70

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 76ft 3in/23.2m Overall length: 106ft 8in/32.51m Overall height: 24ft 10in/7.57m Maximum take-off weight: 72,750lb/32,999kg Minimum runway length: 4,580ft/1,396m

SA Express’ aircraft are made by Bombardier Aerospace

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Important When in doubt, please consult our cabin crew.

For your comfort and security, please comply with the above safety regulations at all times while on board


Special services Special Meals Passengers with special dietary requirements are provided for through the following special meals: kosher, halal, Muslim, Hindu, low-fat and vegetarian meals. Orders for special meals should be placed at the time of making flight reservations. The airline requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to departure in order to assist with confirmation of requests. Only available on selected flights. Passengers requiring special attention Requirements for unaccompanied minors (passengers under the age of 12 years) or passengers requiring wheelchairs should be stated at the time of making the reservation. Owing to the size of the cabins on our aircraft types, the airline is not in a position to carry stretcher passengers or incubators. Cabin baggage SA Express will accept one piece of cabin baggage not exceeding a total dimension of 115cm and 7kg in weight. For safety reasons, cabin baggage must fit into approved stowage spaces: either the overhead luggage bin or under the seat. Owing to limited storage space in the aircraft cabin, cabin baggage may be placed in the Skycheck at the aircraft for hold stowage. Skycheck This is the airline’s special hand-luggage facility that assists with in-flight comfort, speedy boarding and disembarking. When boarding one of our flights, simply place any hand luggage that will not be required during the flight on to the Skycheck

cart at the boarding steps of the aircraft. Your hand luggage will be waiting for you as you disembark from the aircraft at your destination. Baggage liability Valuable items such as cameras and accessories, computers – including laptops and notebooks – mobile telephones, perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, legal and company documents and legal tender – including cash, credit cards and cheques – bullion, leather jackets, all types of jewellery and any other items with a value in excess of R400 must be removed from either checked-in or Skycheck baggage as the airline is not liable for loss or damage to these items. Verified baggage claims are settled on the basis adopted by IATA (International Airlines Transport Association): payment of US$20 per 1kg of checkedin luggage, to a maximum of 20kg ($400) We Fly For You SA Express Airways prides itself on aiming to offer incomparable service standards. In addition to building on our motto to express excellence and consistently striving to provide the best service, we know that “you” is the most important word in our airline. SA Express proudly launched its new brand on 2 December 2009 at OR Tambo International Airport. The new brand is set to ensure that it’s distinctive and positioned to build awareness and affinity in the domestic and regional markets. The new proposition “We Fly for You” is set to position SA Express as a premier intra-regional African brand. The main objective of the re-brand is to ensure that SA Express is distinctive yet still aligned to the country’s mainline carrier. SA Express’s unique positioning as an airline that

provides a bespoke, personalised travel experience was the rationale behind the proposition “We Fly for You”. The new brand mark is in line with the symbol and colours of the national flag, encouraging national pride. The new brand will be applied to all brand touch-points throughout the operation as well as the staff uniform. Awards SA Express has won the AFRAA Regional Airline of the Year Award at the end of 2009, and the Allied and Aviation Business Corporate Award. Our airline was also the recipient of the Annual Airline Reliability Award from Bombardier at the end of 2007. Other previous awards include the International Star Quality Award, which indicates our commitment to service excellence, while our prominence as one of the top 500 best managed companies is proof of our success as a business. Onboard service The airline’s onboard service is unique and offers passengers a variety of meals or snacks. The airline pioneered its unique meal-box concept, and meal choices are frequently updated and designed using balanced food criteria: appearance, taste and nutritional value. Passengers can also enjoy a wine and malt service on specified flights as well as refreshments on all flights. Light snacks will be served on selected flights. Our customers can expect a safe, comfortable, quality air-travel experience, with the added benefits of frequency, reliability, on-time departures and unmatched value for money.

We fly for you About us SA Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier which was established on 24th April 1994. The airline has since become one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Africa with route networks covering major local and regional cities. SA Express plays a significant role in the country’s hospitality, travel and tourism industry and is a vital contributor to the country’s socioeconomic development. SA Express prides itself in aiming to offer incomparable service standards. In addition to building on our motto to express excellence and consistently striving to provide the best service, we know that “you” is the most important word in our airline. With our consistent and seamless service, our customers can be assured of stellar customer service that will exceed their expectations. Vision To be a sustainable world-class regional airline with an extensive footprint in Africa. Purpose A sustainable, integrated regional airline connecting secondary and main airports.

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Flight schedule Johannesburg - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1131 SA 1132

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Dep 06:25 06:30 07:40 09:35 11:00 12:55 13:50 15:25 15:25 17:00 18:20 19:40

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No 1124 1126 1126

Dep 08:20 16:20 16:50

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

Arr 09:05 17:00 17:25

A/C em2 CR2 CR2

M

S

S

T

F

S

S

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

T

T

mahikeng - Johannesburg Flt sa sa SA

F

W

Kimberley - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA sa SA sa

T

T

Hoedspruit - Johannesburg

*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

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Arr 13:15

T


Johannesburg - Richards bay Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1201 1203 1207 1213

Dep 06:10 08:30 13:15 16:55

Arr 07:25 09:45 14:30 18:10

A/C DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

M

T

Johannesburg - walvis bay Flt No SA 1701

Dep 11:55

Arr 14:10

A/C CR8

M

T

Johannesburg - Gaborone Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1761 1763 1765 1767 1775 1775 1779 1783 1783 1779

Dep 06:40 07:55 09:55 11:30 12:40 14:30 15:45 15:45 18:45 18:45

Arr 07:35 08:50 10:50 12:20 13:35 15:25 16:40 16:40 19:40 19:40

A/C dh4 DH4 DH4 dh4 DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4 erj DH4

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

Johannesburg - Lubumbashi Flt No SA 1797

Dep 09:20

Arr 11:45

A/C 735

M

T

Flt SA SA sa SA SA

No 1081 1083 1087 1087 1091

Dep 06:00 08:00 11:45 13:20 16:30

Arr 07:30 09:30 13:15 14:50 18:00

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 cr2 cr2

M

CAPE TOWN - east london Flt sa sa sa SA sa sa SA sa

No 1361 1363 1371 1371 1371 1373 1375 1375

Dep 06:00 08:00 10:35 12:25 13:05 16:40 17:20 17:20

Arr 07:25 09:25 12:00 13:50 14:30 18:10 18:45 19:05

A/C CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 cr2 cr2 cr2 dh4

M

Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1202 1204 1208 1214

Dep 08:05 10:30 15:05 18:40

Arr 09:20 11:45 16:20 20:00

A/C DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

walvis bay - Johannesburg Flt sa

No 1702

Dep 14:45

Arr 16:55

A/C cr8

M

T

Gaborone - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA SA SA

No 1762 1764 1766 1768 1776 1776 1784 1780

Dep 08:10 09:20 11:25 12:55 14:15 16:05 17:15 20:10

Arr 09:05 10:15 12:20 13:50 15:10 17:00 18:10 21:05

A/C dh4 DH4 DH4 dh4 dh4 DH4 erj erj

M

T

Lubumbashi - Johannesburg

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

CAPE TOWN - bloemfontein

Richards bay - Johannesburg

Flt SA

No 1798

Dep 12:30

Arr 15:00

A/C 735

M

T

bloemfontein - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1082 1084 1088 1088 1092 1092

Dep 08:15 10:15 14:00 15:30 18:30 18:40

Arr 10:00 11:55 15:40 17:15 20:20 20:20

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 CR2

M

east london - CAPE TOWN Flt SA sa SA sa sa SA sa SA

No 1362 1364 1372 1372 1372 1374 1376 1376

Dep 08:00 10:00 12:35 14:20 15:10 18:40 19:40 19:40

Arr 09:40 11:40 14:15 16:00 16:50 20:20 21:40 21:20

A/C CR2 cr2 CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 cr2 DH4

M

*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Flight schedule Cape Town - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1255

Dep 10:00

Arr 12:10

A/C CR2

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

CAPE TOWN - port elizabeth Flt SA sa sa SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA sa

No 1801 1803 1803 1807 1813 1813 1819 1821 1821 1827 1827 1823

Dep 06:00 07:00 07:30 10:10 10:40 14:20 15:00 16:45 17:00 17:20 17:30 18:30

Arr 07:30 08:15 08:40 11:40 12:10 15:50 16:30 17:55 18:10 18:30 18:40 20:00

A/C dh4 cr2 cr2 dh4 DH4 DH4 DH4 cr2 CR2 cr2 CR2 dh4

M

Cape Town - Hoedspruit Flt No sa 1241

Dep 09:10

Arr 12:30

A/C dh4

M

Pilanesberg - cape town Flt SA

Arr 13:05

A/C CR2

Flt sa SA sa sa sa SA SA sa SA SA SA SA SA sa

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Flt SA SA SA sa

No 1301 1305 1305 1309

Dep 06:00 11:30 12:00 16:50

Arr 07:05 12:45 13:05 17:55

A/C CR2 CR2 erj erj

M

No 1330 1334 1334 1336 1340 1340 1348

Dep 06:00 08:25 09:15 09:50 13:35 13:35 17:40

Arr 07:20 09:45 10:35 11:10 14:55 15:05 19:00

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 CR2 CR2 CR2 CR2

T

W

T

F

S

S

No 1802 1804 1804 1808 1804 1814 1814 1820 1822 1822 1828 1828 1349 1824

Dep 08:00 08:40 09:20 12:10 12:40 12:40 16:20 17:00 18:30 18:40 19:00 19:10 19:55 20:30

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

No 1242

Dep 13:10

No 1722

Dep 13:35

No 1302 1306 1306 1310

Dep 07:35 13:20 13:35 18:25

M

W

T

F

S

S

A/C dh4 cr2 cr2 dh4 dh4 DH4 DH4 dh4 cr2 cr2 cr2 CR2 CR2 dh4

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

Arr 16:20

A/C dh4

Arr 15:35

A/C CR2

Arr 08:35 14:35 14:35 19:25

A/C CR2 cr2 CR2 CR2

Port Elizabeth - DURBAN Flt SA SA sa sa SA sa SA

No 1331 1335 1335 1337 1341 1341 1349

Dep 07:50 10:15 11:05 11:45 15:35 15:35 19:55

*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Arr 09:40 10:10 10:40 13:50 14:20 14:20 18:00 18:40 19:50 20:00 20:20 20:30 21:10 22:10

East London - DURBAN Flt SA sa SA SA

durban - Port Elizabeth Flt SA SA sa SA SA sa SA

A/C CR2

walvis Bay - Cape Town Flt SA

durban - East London

Arr 17:00

Hoedspruit - Cape Town

Cape Town - Walvis Bay Dep 10:55

Dep 14:40

T

port elizabeth - CAPE TOWN

Flt sa

Flt No SA 1721

No 1254

Arr 09:05 11:30 12:20 13:00 16:50 17:05 21:10

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 CR2 CR2

M


Passenger Letters Good day, In today’s world of negativity and terrible service, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and express my gratitude to SA Express, and especially Fazel Makata, for the exceptional service I received on 19th May. I travel weekly from Pretoria to Kimberley and always leave timeously so as not to miss the flight times. However, on the Friday in question, there was a massive incident on the R21 that required the freeway to be closed for the entire day. After taking the detour on the N1, I unfortunately missed my flight to Kimberley – which was the last one for the day. Upon arrival at the check-in counter I was met by Fazel, to whom I explained my predicament. He calmly took my e-ticket and rebooked me on the Saturday morning flight at no additional cost or penalties. Within a single minute I was sorted and on my way, in total awe of what I had just experienced. His professionalism and understanding – including his ability to use his initiative – is commendable. Thanks once again for the service, and restoring my faith in my fellow man. Kind regards, Gavin Smalberger

Congratulations to Gavin Smalberger who wrote our winning letter this month, and walks away with a 55 cm Samsonite Base Boost spinner valued at R2,495.

Good day On 11th May at 15h35, I had travelled back to Durban from Port Elizabeth. Prior to take-off, the captain made a few announcements, but the speakers were a bit “fuzzy” and I didn’t catch his name. I would love to know who the two pilots were though, as they were amazing. I am an extremely nervous passenger and the turbulence that we flew through was extreme (for me), and yet the pilots were absolutely outstanding! I would like to thank them for their excellent flying skills. Many of the other passengers didn’t seem to notice, but for me, they were like my guardian angels. Many thanks, Jonathan

Do You Have Something to Say? Let us know what is on your mind by sending an email to customercare@flyexpress.aero. Letters may be edited, shortened or translated from their original language.

The writer of the winning letter in the August edition of Indwe will receive a 55 cm Samsonite Base Boost spinner valued at R2,495. Discover Samsonite’s Base Boost collection, a range close to the budget-savvy traveller’s heart. The collection offers quality and protection at a low weight, while also showcasing a playful take on the dip-dye trend, creating a trendy look with hues of the same colour. The range – in blue, black and red – is available from leading luggage stores and from www.houseofsamsonite.co.za. For more information, follow @HouseofSamSA on Twitter and @houseofsamsonite on Instagram, or call +27 31 266 0620.

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Afric a ’ s Ta l e n t R e v e al e d Gazing into the distance at Dullstroom Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Centre Antoinette Oelofsen

SA Express landi ng at King Shak a International Peter Lambert Airport

Giraffes in Etosha National Park, Namibia Anrie Botha If you think you have what it takes, send your photos (1MB each), details of where they were taken and your contact details to nicky@tcbmedia.co.za, with the words “Indwe Photo” in the subject line.

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